Journal: CIA Out, JSOC In for Covert Operations–Meanwhile, CIA PAO Touts CIA as a 9-to-5 Job

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Shhhhhh! JSOC is Hiring Interrogators and Covert Operatives for ‘Special Access Programs’

Jeremy Scahill | August 25, 2010

What has become abundantly clear is that the Obama administration has taken the Bush-era doctrine of the world as a battlefield and run with it. US special forces are now operating in seventy-five countries across the globe—up from sixty under Bush—and special operations sources say Obama is a major fan of the work of JSOC and other special operations forces.

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Working at the CIA: Fact or Fiction

Despite its portrayal in the movies, working at the Central Intelligence Agency isn’t glamour and danger all the time. In fact, for most officers, it’s more like a normal 9-to-5 job. This story is the first in a series that will debunk certain myths and misperceptions about working at the CIA.

Meet Brad, Chris, Larry, and Eleanor — all experienced CIA officers with time spent overseas. In this article, they’ll share their insights and do their best to debunk myths about being an Agency employee.


Phi Beta Iota: Just shaking our head.  CIA, 9 to 5.  The other observation is that unilateral anything is bad, bad, bad.  We should be creating multinational regional stations and using host country case officers on the street, not muscle-bound guys whose idea of cover clothing is shorts and corafam shoes.

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