Pentagon Plans Major Expansion of Spy Program to Rival CIA
The above clip is Representative Dennis Kucinich on the
House floor yesterday giving his thoughts on the new spy
agency created by the Pentagon. He says that “Big Brother is
getting fat on tax dollars while we have less freedom.”
The Pentagon will send hundreds of additional spies overseas as part of an ambitious plan to assemble an espionage network that rivals the CIA in size, U.S. officials said, and the Washington Post reported, yesterday.
The project is aimed at transforming the Defense Intelligence Agency, which has been dominated for the past decade by the demands of two wars, into a spy service focused on emerging threats and more closely aligned with the CIA and elite military commando units.
When the expansion is complete, the DIA is expected to have as many as 1,600 “collectors” in positions around the world, an unprecedented total for an agency whose presence abroad numbered in the triple digits in recent years.
Mr. Kucinich argues we already have a spy service available in the form of the CIA and he questions why we need more of the same intelligence redundancy.
You can read the full the Washington Post article that has Rep. Kucinich seething here: Pentagon Plans Major Expansion of Spy Program to Rival CIA.
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You just can’t have enough spooks for what’s become a permanent war and an endless military budget justifying it. Dwight D. Eisenhower was right.
(Posted by Skippy Massey)