And the snack bar is better.
Whichever is right, the figure represents a miserably low percentage of the 20,000 or so CIA employees. Certainly, it reflects poor leadership from the Bush administration. But as veteran students of bureaucracy know, it also reflects a truth about the CIA bureaucrats that is similar to why foreign service officers try to preserve the cushiest assignments in Europe. At the CIA, the institutional preference seems to be for the safety and comfort of a headquarters assignment at Langley.
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|Title Annotation:||Tilting at Windmills; foreign service officers|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2006|
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