WTF: Meet CIA's WikiLeaks Task Force

Spies poke fun at diplomats, military
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2010 1:57 PM CST
In this Feb. 19, 2009 file photo, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Leon Panetta stands in front of the Memorial Wall as he addresses CIA employees.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

(Newser) – Oh, those snarky spies. The CIA is launching a WikiLeaks Task Force—or, as spies around Langley are referring to it, WTF. The irreverent name is in part a reminder that the spy agency has sustained relatively little WikiLeakage, with only a scant handful of files trickling out, the Washington Post reports. The task force will focus on the impact of the released files on the spy agency’s foreign relationships and operations.

Though most of the CIA’s correspondence is classified as “Secret,” the same level as all the other leaked documents, the agency has remained more or less unscathed because it “has not capitulated to this business of making everything available to outsiders,” one former high-ranking official bragged. “They don’t even make everything available to insiders.”

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