I was watching the Bourne Identity this evening and it got me wondering. Is there any hard proof that the US (or any other first world countries) have assassins on the payroll. I’m not referring to dictators and their third world hit squads, but rather a government employee that can be called at a moments notice to eliminate somebody. He carries a briefcase containing various passports and a silenced firearm. Also, I’m not referring to groups such as the Navy Seals. While they are called upon to eliminate subjects like OBL, they area a legitimate military group, one that is well known. I’m talking deep undercover men that act on the President’s order to go and whack someone.
Of course since an enterprise such as this would be secret, there very well might not be an answer. So while I’m looking for fact, I’ll settle for your best guess.