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Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Thursday, February 03, 2005


We appropriately honor and remember all those who served in the US military services. Those who died in combat are often memorialized with their names on monuments in Washington, DC.
To often, however, we forget those whose names we will never know, whose names will never be revealed in connection with the jobs they did. They were no less patriotic, no less skillful, no less daring, and certainly no less important to the protection of our republic. These are the professional intelligence officers and analysts employed by our government.

I would encourage readers to learn more about the US intelligence community and particularly about the Central Intelligence Agency. A good place to start is with the Factbook on Intelligence. In particular, please take time to click on the link to The Memorial Stars. It's an appropriately understated way to honor those whose names we will never know.


Blogger Bay Views said...

Amen to that...the liberals have painted the intelligence branches as loose cannons, and incompetents. That of course follows the President ordering a loose cannon action, or of Congress failing to fund operations & intell budgets. I think they have relied way to much on electronic intel at the expense of people on the ground...


2:13 PM, February 03, 2005  

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