Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
The CIA doesn't need to have it as one of it's actual operations.  There is enough cross-pollination just from the class structure.  The US State Department and intelligence communities (and the military officer class for that matter) have always been the playgrounds of Ivy Leaguers and southern equivalents, with an influx of Mormon water-carriers over the last 40 years.  When I took a shot at the Foreign Service 35+ years ago, I was brought in for a look because they saw my degree from Utah State and thought I was LDS.  I'm not, and my Michigan law degree just wasn't Ivy (a fact that never ceases to drive Wolverine alums up a tree).  "It's a fine school, but it just isn't one of OUR schools, old boy.  I'm sure you understand.  The door is that way."
by rifek on Wed Feb 15th, 2017 at 02:19:21 AM EST
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