It was late in the afternoon at Camp Chapman, a forward operating base in Afghanistan that is run by the CIA. A lone man, apparently invited by CIA agents, entered the area, walked over to a group of CIA agents, and then exploded himself killing at least seven of the hated Americans. Afghanistan’s government quickly issued a denial saying they had nothing to do with defending the base and it was an all-American task. Camp Chapman is a forward operating base (FOB) that is charged with conducting “black operations” along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
A western official wryly commented, “there’s not a great deal of visibility for what they(CIA agents) do except at the State Department.” There is no question the Obama administration is drawing up black op activities as part of the program to deal with the Taliban. Unfortunately, black ops have limited ability to reduce violence. They are symptoms of the problem, not solutions.