In his book, The Psychic Battlefield(1), W. Adam Mandelbaum recounts how nations throughout history have used psychics to gain strategic advantage over their enemies. One of the more common techniques employed by government agencies, remote viewing, allows psychic spies to gain knowledge about inaccessible targets, separated by time and distance.
During 1980's, the American and Russian armies experimented with psychic warfare, specifically training psychics for remote viewing espionage. According to David Moorehouse, author of Psychic Warrior(2), the U.S. successfully used a team of psychics code-named "Star Gate" as recently as the Gulf War. Unfortunately, Star Gate was disbanded in 1994 due to military cutbacks.
Now, America finds itself embroiled in yet another Middle Eastern war, hunting down Saddam Hussein and other elusive members of his terrorist regime. Instead of spending billions to send thousands of soldiers around the world looking for him, perhaps the U.S. should train a handful of psychic spies. It's worked before.