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Pentagon confirms plan to create new spy agency
fox/ap ^ | April 24, 2012 | fox

Posted on 04/25/2012 2:03:43 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

The Pentagon confirmed Tuesday that it is carving out a brand new spy agency expected to include several hundred officers focused on intelligence gathering around the world.

At a time of budget cutbacks, particularly in the military, it's unclear how the Defense Department has been able to move around the money to afford a new agency. The Pentagon wouldn't get into specifics saying only that the so-called "Defense Clandestine Service"

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1 posted on 04/25/2012 2:03:45 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Nuts!


2 posted on 04/25/2012 2:09:02 AM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Sheesh. We have spies on top of spies, and likely have capabilities that are redundant to 10x. Whatever this costs, we can’t afford it!


3 posted on 04/25/2012 2:12:19 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Oh good, an even larger and more expensive government.


4 posted on 04/25/2012 2:18:17 AM PDT by RC one (all y'all had to do was vote for Newt but noooooo, he wasn't good enough.)
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To: RC one

And, now every evil terroist knows!


5 posted on 04/25/2012 2:26:28 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Dogbert41

With DIA already in existence....this is mostly to give some 2-star general a job. And to say it won’t cost anything....that probably wasn’t very truthful either.


6 posted on 04/25/2012 2:39:34 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: KoRn

But do we have any effective spies or have they been elinated for “political” reasons? Covertly gathered information is also not much good without taking the appropriate action(s).


7 posted on 04/25/2012 2:40:20 AM PDT by David Isaac
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Officers only? Doomed to fail, except to earn promotions, ribbions, and other fancy, meaningless, chest decorations.


8 posted on 04/25/2012 2:41:22 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Just subcontract out to Google. They know just about everything about everybody already. Throw in Facebook and you’ve got it all.


9 posted on 04/25/2012 2:53:55 AM PDT by Blado (Nobody ever went broke overestimating the treason of the democrat party.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The CIA is too busy spying on us.


10 posted on 04/25/2012 2:57:49 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Surround everyone with everything we’ve got!


11 posted on 04/25/2012 3:14:48 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Because that’s what we need. Spies to spy on the spies who spy on us.

“....it’s unclear how the Defense Department has been able to move around the money to afford a new agency.”

I don’t know.... Maybe the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand’s doing in DC? Maybe agencies routinely lie about their finances and regularly have more money than they know what to do with? GSA just happened to have a cool million sitting around to blow on a big ol’ Vegas PAR-TAY!

It’d sure be nice if Congress was proactive rather than reactive to the abuse of taxpayer’s dollars for once tho. You know.... Question budgetary requests for a change, rather than just shoveling money at them and then acting surprised when its abused?


12 posted on 04/25/2012 3:15:51 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Bet its already done.


13 posted on 04/25/2012 3:32:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: David Isaac

My guess is that even the Pentagon realises how useless our CIA is.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 3:36:30 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

What about the Defense Intelligence Agency? Now the Pentagon needs two spy agencies in house, plus the CIA and NSA? Of course none of them will probably ever talk to each other.


15 posted on 04/25/2012 3:48:25 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
...heh heh heh...name it the Department of Redundancy Department
16 posted on 04/25/2012 3:56:23 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Hugin

The CIA has agents like Valerie Plame to take care of issues. What is the problem? /SARCASM


17 posted on 04/25/2012 4:11:35 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Tainan

I vote for The Minestry of Silly Walks!


18 posted on 04/25/2012 4:12:37 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Military operators are apparently tired of dealing with CIA stuffed suits, and are setting up their own competing shop.


19 posted on 04/25/2012 4:46:24 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

We already have 77 armed federal law enforcement and intelligence gathering agencies, what’s one more.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 5:19:59 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Ax; Azeem; ...

MI Ping


21 posted on 04/25/2012 5:21:46 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: ASA Vet

Congratulations, boys! You just reinvented the wheel. It’s nothing new; there are (were) some stations overseas where DIA (Military Attache Officers) were integrated. In other stations, the CIA people didn’t think a lot of their military counterparts and vice versa.


22 posted on 04/25/2012 6:29:37 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The “new spy agency” is off to a ridiculous start. They’ll publish names of agents next. Happy spying!


23 posted on 04/25/2012 7:37:14 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: ryan71

Poison Photo-Drop .. decision to release photographs .. will imperil nation .. its defenders.

Tue May 12 09:52:58 2009 · 13 of 21
null and void to Sergeant Tim

Before he is done I fully expect him to release the names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone anywhere in the world who has ever provided any information to agency workers.

The damage to US intel will last multiple generations.


24 posted on 04/25/2012 8:07:00 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1191 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: pepsionice; Dogbert41; Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ...

Regarding “With DIA already in existence....”

A friend of mine who works for DIA said the folks there were just told that there was going to be a 20% cut in personnel. This is a cut of actual people, not of vacant billets.


25 posted on 04/25/2012 8:35:15 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

When they point the blame now, they’ll have to take off boots and socks to point some toes also.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 8:58:28 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Aside from the sheep-dipped folks, CIA is ridden with liberal, beard-stroking liberal idiots.

Roll all the sheep-dipped operators into this new monstrosity, and then fire ALL the CIA would-be-soc profs remaining —they can be parking-lot attendants, or something.

Or better yet, axe this new idea and just fire all the non-military derived folks from CIA and keep it so that they actually DO (good) stuff.


27 posted on 04/25/2012 12:14:08 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: pepsionice
I spent four years with DIA - ‘Dummies In Action’ is what we used to call it!

Still, this is piling on.

Q: Why do we need new agencies, when we already have established agencies?

A: Because as the established agencies, which were once new, fill up with bureaucrats, bloat with regulations and rules, they lose their effectiveness. Rather than fixing them, government just adds another layer, like and onion grows, skin by skin. The new layer is great for about 5 years, and then it too succumbs to what ails all the rest.

28 posted on 04/25/2012 4:09:08 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: ASA Vet

This makes no sense. They already have the DIA...


29 posted on 04/25/2012 4:48:19 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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