US special operation forces created an IED so that they could carry out secret assassinations without the FBI knowing, a new book claims.
The bomb, developed by Delta Force and the SEAL Team 6, was designed to look and act like those that were made by Iraqi insurgents, writes Sean Naylor in his new book Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command.
Naylor writes that the IED, dubbed the Xbox, was designed by the Joint Special Operations Command to get around political restrictions during the Iraq war.
Specifically, he claims in the excerpt obtained by the New York Post, JSOC wanted to stop attempts by Iranian operatives who were aiding a campaign waged by Iraq’s Shi’ite militias.
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