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NSA leaks show US spooks use UK base to launch ‘kill-capture’ missions

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Leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed how his former employer used the UK spy base at Menwith Hill in Yorkshire to conduct ‘kill or capture’ missions in its global shadow war.

The new files published by the Intercept partly lay to rest speculation by journalists and campaigners over what really goes on at the US base.

They show that secretive NSA kill-capture operations in the Middle East have been developed and initiated from inside the base’s heavily guarded perimeter wire.

The programs, which carry names like GHOSTWOLF and GHOSTHUNTER, have been used to support conventional operations in war zones such as Afghanistan and Yemen – with which neither Britain nor the US is officially at war. – READ MORE

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