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Edward Snowden’s leaked information continues to gradually make its way into the public eye. Yesterday the Washington Post ran a carefully worded story discussing the “black budget” for U.S. intelligence agencies for fiscal year 2013. It’s called the “black budget” because very little light is shed on what the intelligence agencies are actually doing with the money they are receiving. And it’s a lot of money. According to the Post story, the “black budget” for fiscal year 2013 was an eye-popping $52.6 billion.
Spending on intelligence has skyrocketed since the September 11 terrorist attacks, and you get the sense that the intelligence community saw the attacks as an opportunity to expand their manpower, their budgets, and their influence. They were hugely successful. There are now 16 federal agencies involved in intelligence gathering, and they collectively employ more than 107,000 people.
The Post story focused on areas where the…
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