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Friday 19 September  
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer
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Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan

Battling bureaucracy and the Taliban in Afghanistan

Published on : 19 September 2011 - 3:43pm | By The State We're In . (Photo: Anthony Shaffer)
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Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer was posted to Afghanistan as an undercover agent in 2003. The mission he was given was called Operation Dark Heart. Seven years later when he published his memoirs, the US Department of Defense pulped all 9,500 copies, citing a "threat to national security". But Shaffer believes there was a bigger threat than the Taliban: American military bureaucracy.


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Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer was posted to Afghanistan as an undercover agent in 2003
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer
How to interrogate
Then Tony explains how he used questions, and not torture, to get the information he needed from prisoners, and cites a real-life example from his tour of duty in Afghanistan.

This story was taken from the latest edition of The State We're In - Us and Them

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