In the midst of two wars and the fight against Al Qaeda, the CIA is offering operatives a chance to peddle their expertise to private companies on the side — a policy that gives financial firms and hedge funds access to the nation’s top-level intelligence talent, POLITICO has learned.
In one case, these active-duty officers moonlighted at a hedge-fund consulting firm that wanted to tap their expertise in “deception detection,” the highly specialized art of telling when executives may be lying based on clues in a conversation.
The CIA agents are specially trained and valuable to private business? Oh really. Or are they placed in corporations to benefit the CIA? Which is really just a conflict of interest for all? I've suspected for a long time that CIA Agents masquerade as news reporters and politicians. Isn't this just a convenient cover story? Valuable to the corporations or to big brother? What do you say? I think anybody that is paying attention with a small amount of training can spot a liar a mile away. Is it really so hard to tell somebody is lying? They do have machines that can detect it, do they not?