Splintering The CIA Into 1000 Pieces And Scattering It Into The Wind- Pentagon Cuts Support To The CIA

The Pentagon announced Thursday, December 10, 2020 that it would cut support to most CIA counterterrorism operations throughout the globe, in an action described by MSM as a “surprising move.”

Reports claim Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller sent a letter to CIA Director Gina Haspel Wednesday informing her the Department of Defense would be reviewing its military support of the clandestine agency.

Defense One reported Wednesday, December 9, 2020 citing anonymous sources that DOD was reviewing whether military personnel assigned as “detail” to counterterrorism operators should instead be aiding efforts in near-peer nation states like Russia, or China.

Defense One notes the move was set in motion by “Trump loyalist” Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Ezra Cohen-Watnick, who was appointed to the position last month by President Trump two days after Election Day.

On Twitter, the CIA slap down was widely interpreted as President Donald Trump moving to dismantle the agency and “finish what JFK started.”  This may not be a complete dismantling of the CIA, but this is a start and for the time being, they will not have the backup or resources of the Department of Defense.

After the Bay of Pigs invasion among other things, President John F. Kennedy said he’d like to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it into the winds.”


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