Wait, WTF? CIA Forms WikiLeaks Task Force (Get It?)
The Central Intelligence Agency has launched a task force to investigate the impact of WikiLeaks and its massive release of U.S. diplomatic cables. Officially, the unit is called the WikiLeaks Task Force, or WTF, which, um, also happens to be the abbreviated slang for the phrase "What the f***."
Who knew spies had such a sense of humor?
"The irreverence is perhaps understandable for an agency that has been relatively unscathed by WikiLeaks," explains The Washington Posts' Greg Miller. "Only a handful of CIA files have surfaced on the WikiLeaks website, and records from other agencies posted online reveal remarkably little about CIA employees or operations."
All jokes aside, the panel is commissioned to evaluate the immediate impact of WikiLeaks, particularly regarding confidence in the CIA's ability to recruit informants and maintain trust with sources of classified information.
So what else is up with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange these days?
Speculation over what major organization the anti-secrecy group will target next is beginning to heat up. Bank of America seems to be on the radar, but at this point nothing has been confirmed.
In the meantime, Assange also recently signed on to write his memoirs. (Here's a possible title: "WTF? I Didn't Win Time Person of the Year?")
Read more about the new CIA task force at The Washington Post.
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