This is an unbelievable article. It is bad enough that diversity and political correctness have invaded so many of our institutions, not to mention our personal lives, in America. Now, John Brennan, our top intelligence officer, wants more diversity in the CIA.
Good Grief, we desperately need a presidential candidate who will vow to ruthlessly root out this dangerous foolishness from every government agency and department (EPA, Dept. of Education, State Department, Justice Department, and John Brennan, just to name a few !!!) before these “liberal lunatics” get us all killed ! Nancy P.S. Happy Fourth of July Everyone !!!!
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The Central Inclusiveness Agency
CIA Director John Brennan says America’s top spies are not diverse enough, and he’s doing something about it.
Mr. Schoenfeld, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, is the author of “Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law” (W.W. Norton, 2010).
EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE: One can only hope that it will not take a national-security disaster to remind Mr. Brennan that the CIA is first and foremost an espionage agency, with a “core job function” of gathering intelligence and killing terrorists.
What is ailing this vital guardian of national security? The CIA’s upper echelon, Mr. Brennan said on Tuesday, does “not reflect the diversity of the Agency workforce or of the nation.”
Mr. Brennan was commenting on the “Director’s Diversity in Leadership Study,” an unclassified report released that day. The study comes to the “unequivocal conclusion,” he said in a statement, that there has been a major failure at the agency in the “crucial” area of diversity and inclusiveness.
The CIA director commissioned the study last year, convening a panel of experts to perform a comprehensive assessment of diversity in the agency’s workforce. The study is partly based on the results of an “Agency-wide instrument”—in non-spy-speak, “instrument” means questionnaire—developed in conjunction with research psychologists attached to the CIA’s Office of Medical Services. It also draws on hundreds of formal and informal interviews and 28 focus groups, including not only spies based at headquarters in Langley, Va., but also agents working incognito in a dozen undisclosed locations out in the cold.
The report is unsparing. Senior positions at the “highest levels of the CIA” are “consistently occupied by white male career officers.” While minority officers make up 23.9% of the CIA workforce, the higher echelons of the CIA don’t come close to that number. For example, the Senior Intelligence Service, the crème de la crème of the spy agency’s personnel, manages only a 10.8% minority composition. Spies with disabilities and LGBT spies, according to the report, are no better represented in the CIA’s upper leadership, though women are generally faring well. Read the rest of this entry »