It's All About Synergies

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Newsweek reports on a proposed merger within the Pentagon that would give Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA)—best known to the general public for spying on domestic peace groups—access to the Defense Security Service's (DSS) database of "4.5 million security files on defense-contractor employees currently controlled by DSS…[and] stored in a disused mine in western Pennsylvania." A source tells Newsweek that CIFA had previously had requests for that information turned down by DSS on the grounds that they'd failed to provide "adequate explanation" for why they wanted them.

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  1. OK, usual suspects, explain to us why none of this is a big deal, and that in fact it’s for our own good.

  2. LOVE the photo of Rumsfeld in the KGB museum. I never thought Newsweek had even that much of a sense of humor.

  3. Thoreau, because the peaceniks are trying to infiltrate the Military-Industrial Complex and must be stopped!

  4. LOVE the photo of Rumsfeld in the KGB museum. I never thought Newsweek had even that much of a sense of humor.

    Aside from that, it’s actually a pretty neat-looking photo. Wonder how many people will miss the caption.

  5. It’s a slippery slope. First it’s a “harmless prank” with peanut butter sandwiches. Before long, they’ll be flying war-surplus B-52s into nuke-you-lur power plants.

    Relax. We’re acting in Your Best Interest.

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