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November 21, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Sharing spy plans undermines spies

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Regarding reports that the Defense Department plans to expand its spy agency, our Pentagon people in Washington must be on some special medication, but I’ll try to be tolerant. We are letting the world know that the CIA is going to train an additional 1,600 spies for service overseas over the next few years.

That’s pretty sporting of the U.S. to share with our friends and enemies our intensions. I’m waiting to find out exactly where each one of the spies will be stationed and their names, of course.

It seems to me that in order to aid our spies and to make things more convenient for those with whom they will be in contact, we should also indicate specifically the type of intelligence we are seeking. This would make for a more open and cooperative relationship with those we care about and those we don’t give a hoot about.

Good going, Pentagon. Please let us know ASAP about the next secret weapon you are working on.

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