IT is hardly a secret that U.S. intelligence agencies – of which the CIA and NSA play/manipulate at center stage – operate as separate entities. Yes, they are bureaucratic behemoths and turf struggles abound, often to the detriment of the mission at hand. Yet, at the same time, their work may very well overlap. It just depends.
SPECIFICALLY, as most realize, the CIA is tasked with conducting foreign intelligence operations. On the other hand, the NSA is in charge of making and breaking codes, and also intercepts communications abroad. Its acronym is SIGINT, a discipline which this investigative journalist couldn’t “make or break” in two lifetimes. We all have our strong suits, and there is no pretense that technological expertise is one such domain. Laughable.
THAT being said, a deep understanding of geo-politics and the Muslim Brotherhoodin toto (including, Islam’s political and cultural “norms” too) can be found…
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