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A hidden world, growing beyond control

• Dana Priest and William M. Arkink Washingtion Post

The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.

These are some of the findings of a two-year investigation by The Washington Post that discovered what amounts to an alternative geography of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and lacking in thorough oversight. After nine years of unprecedented spending and growth, the result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine.

The investigation's other findings include:

* Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States.

4 Comments in Response to

Comment by Die Daily
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Under the "US intelligence spending completely out of control" and "The Washington Post Reveals 'Top Secret America'" articles I propose a simple explanation (a CIA-faction power/money clawback from the private sector, and to make Obama look like he's "reigning in spending"...when in fact they will stay far higher than 2002 levels...)

Comment by Jet Lacey
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Well that's inconvenient, 4512....

Comment by Keith Cyrnek
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Jet, I would be glad to part with the TS SCI (top secret, with a secret compartmental information background check) information to you, but I would leave your puppy fatherless after I told you.

Comment by Jet Lacey
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What is the angle here?  Why is the CIA-er-Washington Post publishing this series of articles?  When she was alive, Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham, and now her son Donald are perennial Bilderberg attendees.  Can somebody shed some light on this for me?  


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