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April 12, 1994 -- the CIA released a document in February 1994 called "A Consumer's Guide to Intelligence". My copy arrived today, so I will provide a review for interested parties. This item has a slick marketing feel to it, similar to that of a prospectus for a new stock or something given to prospective car buyers. It's even printed on glossy paper. About the only thing missing, that other marketing documents have, is color photographs of happy employees. Apparently, in this era of shrinking budgets, it was prepared to "sell" the Intelligence Community to various government officials. In fact, inside the front cover, is the statement "This publication is prepared for the use of US government officials, and the format, coverage, and content are designed to meet their specific requirements." So, what's the content like? It discusses what various intelligence agencies actually do, types of intelligence, how intelligence is collected (helpful tip: if you have just come back from an exotic foreign country,
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