Tagged covert ops


Robert Gates and the Covert Vampires

We can’t stop them. Sure, they retreat to corporate coffins when exposed to a little sunlight, but they rise again once darkness falls. They are the Covert Vampires, the undead bloodsuckers who, it seems, find ways to keep feeding on the lifeblood of our increasingly tenuous democracy. The names are strangely familiar, even if their…


Implausible Deniability

Plausible deniability. It’s the way things get done. Not the pedestrian policy matters that churn through the 24 hour news cycle. It’s the events, causes and decisions that make those policies necessary. The things that seem random, inexplicable and, usually, cause us to shake our heads. Deniability is the grease our covert government uses to…