The Special Forces Fantasy

Laleh Khalili and Thomas Jones

Laleh Khalili talks to Tom about the mythology of covert military operatives, through romance novels, self-help books and, more recently, the business guru, in the form of retired US army general Stanley McChrystal, who earns millions writing books and advising boards on how to inject warlike thinking into their business plans.

Read Laleh's piece here.

Image shows now retired U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal talking to Task Force Bayonet during a visit to Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, 2010.

Music by Kieran Brunt / Produced by Anthony Wilks

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