Talk:Anthony Shaffer (intelligence officer)

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Giving this a Clean up[edit]

Subject of article meets criteria for noteworthiness; however, this needs sourcing and some changes of tone and POV. Will give it a scrub. Timoleon212 (talk) 18:55, 4 September 2010 (UTC)Timoleon212

As events have unfolded, it would appear Shaffer's claims about the 5 Gitmo detainees and the Bergdahl charges held up remarkably well. Many sources have now reported that the White House wanted, for political reasons, to not have Bergdahl charged but the Pentagon went ahead and did it (albeit slowly). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:57, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

September 2006[edit]

This has a pretty blatant POV, between "combat hardened", that he "has served his entire career at the forefront of this country’s secret intelligence battles in cutting edge, often dangerous, assignments and leadership positions", "daring and innovative" & most glaringly that it serves only one side of a very contentious issue. I'm tempted to just delete it. Scalefree 08:24, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Ranger scroll[edit]

The following sentences are not sourced and look like a hit job: "At the time, Weldon was seeking contributions and was selling his own book, 'Countdown to Terror'. For the publicity alone his patronage of Shaffer was temporarily profitable until the reality of Shaffer professional and personal issues began to surface." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:18, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

This article states: "While in Afghanistan he also participated in an air assault with the 75th Ranger Regiment during WINTER STRIKE 03 to bring critical information and supplies to his HUMINT team located in a forward combat area with the Rangers in the Hindu Kush Mountains."

Able_Danger#Lt._Col._Anthony_Shaffer states: "he continues to wear the Ranger scroll as a combat patch on his Army uniform, despite never having been assigned or attached to any Ranger unit or otherwise earning that honor. Shaffer's claims of having participated in an air assault with the Rangers have been repeatedly rejected by those who served with him in Afghanistan."

Which is it? --Pascal666 (talk) 20:40, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

The former - check out ABLE DANGER (Mike Kasper)- he has a copy of the certification that shows that Shaffer served with the super-secret Task Force 121. This certification also verifies Shaffer's participation in the nighttime air assault (conducted by the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment) on the night of 11 Nov 2003. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tspooky (talkcontribs) 00:25, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

A link to the Effects-Based Operations (EBO) wiki page seems relevant. It's been a topic not without controversy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:38, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Unexplained Issues[edit]

Article states "General Shaffer is now currently serving as Assistant Chief of Staff in Afghanistan"

Is this officer really a serving general? Other Wiki pages e.g., Operation_Dark_Heart suggest he is a retired Lieutenant Colonel writing books critical of admin. policy. Apparent contradiction? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Martello1 (talkcontribs) 20:40, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

Has been edited to become more flattering[edit]

This article needs a re-edit to reflect charges and criticisms leveled against Anthony Shaffer. Prior to a series of edits, the controversial and unfounded nature of Mr. Shaffer's 9/11 allegations, in particular, had better coverage. It appears that someone sympathetic with Mr. Shaffer has edited his page to remove this information. Gumshoes (talk) 14:28, 11 July 2017 (UTC)