Really insightful article. people in the intelligence and SOF communities are really interesting people. they have a first hand look at American foreign policy in action, and are usually very intelligent people. You gotta be lucky to find yourself talking to one though. pretty tragic situations this guy found himself in, especially since he went into the military not even aware of what his work was really accomplishing. Here's a video of him that went viral about going into the military. hes got some more writing and talks kicking around out there too.