Monday, September 29, 2014

CIA Starbucks

Washington Post: "At CIA Starbucks, even the baristas are covert"
The baristas go through rigorous interviews and background checks and need to be escorted by agency 'minders' to leave their work area...

It is one of the busiest Starbucks in the country, with a captive caffeine-craving audience of thousands of analysts and agents, economists and engineers, geographers and cartographers working on gathering intelligence and launching covert operations inside some of the most vexing and violent places around the world.
(Via James Joyner.)