read on, courtesy of Snowden and zip:
Snowden Document Shows One In Five Individuals Applying For Jobs In U.S. Intelligence Agencies Had Ties To Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah…
You have to imagine at least a few were able to obtain jobs without being detected.
WASHINGTON - The US government suspects that individuals with connections to al-Qaeda and other hostile groups have repeatedly sought to obtain jobs in the intelligence community, the Washington Post reported Monday.
According to a classified document, the intelligence agencies reinvestigate thousands of employees a year to reduce the threat that one of its own may be trying to compromise closely held secrets.
The CIA found that among a subset of job seekers whose backgrounds raised questions, roughly one out of every five had “significant terrorist and/or hostile intelligence connections,” according to the document, which was provided to the Washington Post by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
The groups cited most often were Hamas, Hezbollah, and al-Qaeda and its affiliates, but the nature of the connections was not described in the document.
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