The Pentagon has censored yet another book written by a former intelligence agent, claiming the book posed a threat to national security.
The author of the book, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer, is a former intelligence officer who returned to active duty for a 30-month period following the September 11, 2001 attacks.
During the period Shaffer completed two tours of Afghanistan.
The book, called Operation Dark Heart, is a memoir of secret operations carried out by the US in Afghanistan and Pakistan and highlights the United States' lost chance to win the war against the Taliban.
As many as 100 uncensored copies of the book reached the public before military officials put a halt to its distribution. A censored version of the book, with over 250 passages removed, is now available to readers as a list of 'key characters,' abbreviations and locations were removed in the name of “protecting national security”.'