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It has been previously reported that the mentality of NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander is captured by his motto "Collect it All". It's a get-everything approach he pioneered first when aimed at an enemy population in the middle of a war zone in Iraq, one he has now imported onto US soil, aimed at the domestic population and everyone else.
But the personality driving all of this - not just Alexander's but much of Washington's - is perhaps best captured by this one passage, highlighted by PBS' News Hour in a post entitled: "NSA director modeled war room after Star Trek's Enterprise". The room was christened as part of the "Information Dominance Center":
Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir, Virginia from 2001 to 2003
Director of Intelligence (J-2), United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida from 1998 to 2001
Can you imagine sitting in that chair for 8 hrs/day? How boring. That's what I never understood about Star Trek. Even at "warp speed" it can take days to get somewhere. Does the Captain just hang out in the chair and stare blankly at the view screen?
reply to post by gladtobehere
I read the article but never saw, "How much did this cost the American Tax payers?"