How far would the CIA and the military’s elite Special Operations units go to avoid political oversight for their covert activities?

To the end of the world, it seems.

Congress is suspecting that the CIA and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) haven’t been transparent when it comes to briefing lawmakers about their covert operations. More specifically, lawmakers are concerned that JSOC hasn’t been properly categorizing Advance Force Operations (AFO) and Operational Preparation of the Battlefield (OPB) missions.

Legally, AFO and OPB can both be considered as covert or clandestine action. As such, the CIA and JSOC are bound by law to brief Congress about any ongoing AFO or OPB operations.