Welcome Captain’s Quarters readers: Another kind of CIA-related “outing” took place late yesterday: Mary McCarthy was identified as at least one of Dana Priest’s sources in the CIA “secret prisons” article. That would be the story that earned Ms. Priest a Pulitzer Prize. I wrote yesterday that it remains to
Among the winners of the Pulitzer Prizes this year were Dana Priest, Eric Lichtblau and James Risen; reporters whose most recent claim to fame is that they revealed the existence of highly classified and very sensitive intelligence programs to a miraculously un-indignant public and a very grateful cadre of terrorists.
R.N. triggers a flashback: You’ll be happy to know that the new wing is completed. Still has that aircraft carrier feel on the outside (Jacoby’s Naval influence?) but inside is a debacle. Speaking of which, the city is going to start working on 295 shortly. The base is taking advantage
The next generation reaches out: Someone you used to work with told me about you and your site and suggested I get your advice. I have a computer science degree from [a selective university]. I thought working for the agency would be more exciting and rewarding than just cranking out
Latest Daily Standard article is up.
From the new and improved CT Blog: Please tell me this can’t be true. I know it is, but maybe if we all wish hard enough . . . mmmmmmmm . . . nope, not working.
Federal immigration authorities rounded up more than 1,000 illegal immigrants at dozens of sites and charged nine individuals of the firm that employed them, federal law enforcement officials announced.
Do you really want a guy arrested for this to be signing books at an elementary school? All sniping aside, I don’t see him weighing in on the archives issue. You’d think he’d have something to say, after all, there is just as much chance that they prove his case
President Bush and U.S. policy-makers are receiving more intelligence from open sources such as Internet blogs and foreign newspapers than they previously did, senior intelligence officials said. The new Open Source Center (OSC) at CIA headquarters recently stepped up data collection and analysis based on bloggers worldwide and is developing
In its Tuesday edition, the [Wall Street Journal] reported that a March 1 switch from a national recruiting and hiring system to a more localized one had already left airports at Los Angeles and Orlando, Fla., short-staffed “raising fears that long lines will return to security checkpoints this summer.” One