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Weekly Intelligence Briefing


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SpookSpeak.  Messpionage n.  Espionage characterized by shoddy tradecraft, unreliable sources and/or dubious collection priorities.

●  Contrary to popular belief, the Intelligence Community is not getting bigger.  Everything else is getting smaller.

●  Chris Christie running for president???

●  When Edward R. Murrow said "A satellite has no conscience," he was referring to early 1960's technology.

●  It takes all kinds of people to make the world go 'round – but only two to make it bounce.

Executive Intelligence Summary

Once I put my problems into perspective, how long should I leave them in?




●  In CIA operations, 'spotting' refers primarily to the identification of recruitment targets, though irregular bleeding may also be involved.

●  What's so bad about opening a can of worms?  It's not like they're going to be alive or anything.

●  When I see pictures of animals staring through cage bars, I always imagine they're sad because they can't let me out.

●  One time when I was a kid, my teacher wrote on my homework "You can't be serious."  For years after that, I thought it was an official rule.

Motivational Secret of the Week

The difference between slime and sublime is you be.




I never dodge a question.  I'm too busy dodging answers.

  At CIA we relish meeting the challenges of a changing world, so we can get those challenges drunk and recruit them to spy for us.

  Saw a Cosmopolitan cover line: 'Turn Him On Without Saying A Word.'  Wondered if I could get my wife to try not saying a word some time.

  SpookSpeak.  Career-threatening adj.  1. (Government) True.

  That 'If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention' sticker on my bumper isn't a political statement, it's a comment about my car.

Executive Intelligence Summary

Robot analysts?

… You mean up to now they weren't???


The Covert Comic officially isn't on Twitter.



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