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WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration
has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a
reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation
so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it
against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables.
In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by WikiLeaks
and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug
agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be hard to tell the politicians from the traffickers
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Originally posted by airspoon
I have to agree that the DEA answers to other organizations. I have always seen the DEA as having the least amount of reach of all the other federal "enforcement" or intelligence agencies. Although I don't exactly agree with their premise, I'm least worried about it going or being rogue. Now I could be wrong, but I believe that the DEA has to rely on the other agencies, such as FBI, NSA, DOD and/or CIA for most of their intelligence, at least the intelligence past human informants.
Originally posted by Ghost374
reply to post by tristar
I really don't know if these people are acting dumb, or are really as dumb as they act. You can see the redundancy in so much they do. Here's an example. Federalregister.gov is an actual website. But the Federal Register isn't at that site, its at gpoaccess.gov
If anyone can think of a better word than "redundancy," that'd be great. I know there's a better word that describes it but can't think of it.