Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before

Why are U.S. spies, generals and national security officials surprised so often?

Pardon for a moment my shopworn tale from my brief brilliant career as a spy many wars ago. I bring it up only in service of a point about the “alarm” U.S. officials expressed last week about a drone attack on a “secret” CIA facility in Iraq.

That “alarm” is just not credible, but if it is, we’re in deeper trouble than …

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