DoD plans to hire 1,600 new agents to collect intelligence and report findings to CIASubmitted by go213mph on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 18:05
NOTE: 16 Trillion in debt and congress can't find ANYWHERE to cut spending. This is unnecessary for sure...and all the freaking USAID we keep handing out to terrorists (or countries that harbor them)
The US military plans to send hundreds more spies overseas as part of an ambitious plan that will more than double the size of its espionage network, it was reported Sunday.
Combined with the enormous growth in the CIA since 9/11 attacks, the recruitment drive will create an unprecedented spy network. The news is likely to heighten concerns about the accountability of the US military's clandestine programs amid mounting concerns about the CIA-controlled drone program.
The recruitment drive comes after a decade of enormous growth period at the CIA following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Since the 9/11 attacks the CIA's counterterrorism center has grown from 300 to over 2,000 agents.