The Difference Between LE and DI
As a friend from one of the Commonwealth nations points out, “Nice job by the domestic intelligence service,” which is his subtle but well-meaning dig at both our FBI and larger intelligence apparatus. Domestic tip-off; foreign intelligence supplement; and allied intel cooperation all operationalized for the door-kickers inside of a year. Were this a US operation we’d be having the third meeting to finalize the terms of reference and opening discussions on the scope of the problem. Guys from the head shed talk a good game, but no one at the working level sees any difference. Right now anyone who had a remote connection to this in the US is generating megs of PowerPoint trying to gain leverage for more authorities and resources; a fight that makes losers of us all.
Everyone actually involved deserves a pat on the back and night of free drinks, but we won’t know them for years, if at all . . .