The American Sun

A few illusions have been shattered in the Trump era. The illusion of pundit expertise melted in the election cycle. The illusion or hope that the media would get anything right evaporated. A major illusion that has not stood the test of the Trump era is that our intelligence community is competent. Like the other institutions, it just holds power and there is no mechanism yet to replace it. It should come as no surprise then that our IC has now given up on spy school and is merely turning corporate employees into America’s new undercover spies.

This is an outgrowth of CIA’s prior programs, and a logical extension of the Agency since its inception. CIA formed for a variety of reasons, and our Constitution made it illegal for a domestic agency like the FBI to do a CIA’s job so we had to form a new agency. The…

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