CIA launches a WTF task force to assess impact of U.S. cables’ exposure by WikiLeaks

The Washington Post reports:

The CIA has launched a task force to assess the impact of the exposure of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks.

Officially, the panel is called the WikiLeaks Task Force. But at CIA headquarters, it’s mainly known by its all-too-apt acronym: W.T.F.

The irreverence is perhaps understandable for an agency that has been relatively unscathed by WikiLeaks. Only a handful of CIA files have surfaced on the WikiLeaks Web site, and records from other agencies posted online reveal remarkably little about CIA employees or operations.

Even so, CIA officials said the agency is conducting an extensive inventory of the classified information, which is routinely distributed on a dozen or more networks that connect agency employees around the world.

And the task force is focused on the immediate impact of the most recently released files. One issue is whether the agency’s ability to recruit informants could be damaged by declining confidence in the U.S. government’s ability to keep secrets.

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2 thoughts on “CIA launches a WTF task force to assess impact of U.S. cables’ exposure by WikiLeaks

  1. Vince J.

    The CIA can conclude that the US government, as an international criminal organization is incompetent.

    The rest of the World views the US as the main source of terrorism, followed by UK and israel.

    In Latin America, where everyone knows what kind of criminals washington vomits, the CIA can conclude the cables have been well recieved there.

    In order for the CIA to have a broad view of how the rest of the World reacts to the US’s crimes, they should include on their count the inumeros CIA jets which leave Colombia filled with cocaine, just to come back with illegal guns.
    Latin America doesn’t need cables to learn the CIA is a drug traficking terrorist organisation which meddles with the internal affairs of other countries. Wherever they are, inocent people gets killed, tortured, and terrorism have a free run(Made in USA) and democracy dies.

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