31 Dec '15, 5pm

Commentary: Jedi Knights wanted for fight against ISIS

Commentary: Jedi Knights wanted for fight against ISIS

The OSS turned terror against its enemies by utilizing brutal and ingenious methods. It blew up more than 150 bridges in China to stop the advance of the invading Japanese Army. It sabotaged German railroad cars by replacing axle grease with abrasive grease to prevent the Nazis from sending tanks to meet the Normandy Invasion. Its Morale Operations Branch disseminated inspired propaganda leaflets. One was printed on toilet paper, a rare commodity during World War II. It obtained actionable intelligence to support our military forces. The intelligence it gathered in advance of D-Day prompted Gen. Eisenhower to say that if it did nothing else, this alone justified its creation. Donovan recruited our nation’s leading academics to work for the OSS and said that much of its success was the “result of good old-fashioned intellectual sweat.”

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/story/opinion/2015/12/31/comment...

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