I would really be surprised if military action ISN'T going on in Iraq right now. We own all the surrounding countries (except Iran) and special forces doing things We Don't Want To Know About seems to be the current style of operations. Moving huge expeditionary forces around attracts too much attention. I'd be willing to bet (but not a large sum) that we've got special forces on the ground in a number of countries and all these busts that are happening in Pakistan and such places are the US' doing and are only being credited to the locals for political purposes. Not that they can't do it, but what would be their motive?