US Lawmakers and Foreign Intelligence Agents

My friend the Watch Cat always winds up putting up thought provoking posts.  In this case she points out a clear effort on the part of Sadam Hussein’s Intelligence services to sway US policy by targeting individuals in the United State Congress.  Clearly we are reliant upon our counter-intelligence teams to detect and halt actions like the one described.  Just as clearly, they have a very difficult job to do and expecting them to halt 100% of the covert operations that take place within the US is unreasonable.

I do think that it is reasonable though for them to use a system that would alert them to individuals or facilities that would be likely targets for foreign services.   I think that I may ponder this issue for a while and see if there is a more thought out post to be had.  In the interim go read Watch Cat’s post.

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