Fun and games at Langley

The new #3 at CIA seems to have been practicing covert operations on mall merchandise.

While you weren’t looking, Porter Goss, the intensely partisan new CIA Director — as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, he said he’d investigate Valerie Plame’s outing if someone brought him a semen-stained dress appointed four Republican staffers to senior jobs at the Agency. One of them — appointed to the third-ranking job at the Agency — turns out to have been fired from the CIA twenty years ago after being caught shoplifting and then lying about it to CIA investigators.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com