The Pentagon's secret army: Shadowy 60K-strong undercover force is operating across the globe and specializes in cutting-edge 'signature reduction' espionage techniques and has a $900B budget | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

The Pentagon's secret army: Shadowy 60K-strong undercover force is operating across the globe and specializes in cutting-edge 'signature reduction' espionage techniques and has a $900B budget

  • The Pentagon has amassed a secret, 60,000-strong undercover army to carry out domestic and foreign assignments, a new investigation has revealed
  • The force is reportedly more than 10 times the size of the CIA's clandestine operation and includes military and civilian agents 'in real life and online'
  • The agents are 'trained to create secret identities for themselves, make disguises, and can assume fake identities online to pursue high value targets'
  • The digital sleuths can even manipulate biometric databases of foreign Governments so agents can pass fingerprint checks under false identities
  • Newsweek says the force is part of a new front in covert warfare using a little-known espionage known as 'signature reduction'
  • Signature reduction gives the US deniability on sensitive missions and allows soldiers, civilians and contractors to work under false identities
  • While signature reduction operatives are rarely outed, intelligence agents point to the 2013 arrest of American 'diplomat' Ryan Fogle in Moscow as one such case

The Pentagon is wielding United States' power through a shadowy army of 60,000 soldiers, civilians and contractors working under assumed identities and carrying out top secret domestic and overseas missions, according to a Newsweek investigation.

The force includes NSA agents, cyber security experts and special forces operating behind hostile enemy lines in places like North Korea and Iran, and is serviced by around 130 private companies, and supported by dozens of secretive Government agencies at an annual cost of $900million, according to the report.

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