From Independent Online / Triangles, November 29, 2000 -- an excerpt from an article titled "CIA's Man on Campus" by Jon Elliston:

... Currently there are 10 officers in residence, according to Carlos D. Davis, deputy director of the CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence, which administers the program. They are teaching at George Washington University, Georgetown University, the University of Southern California, the University of Maryland, New Mexico State University, Marquette University, the Defense Intelligence Agency's Joint Military Intelligence College and the Air Force and Naval Academies. The agency has also placed officers at Georgia Tech and West Point for next semester.

"Every one of them has fully declared that they are from the CIA," Davis says. A CIA summary of the program asserts that "there is nothing clandestine about an officer's assignment as a visiting faculty member." Officers are banned from recruiting activities and gathering intelligence on students or faculty. "The CIA ensures that these officers are exactly what they say they are: professionals abiding by the rules of the host university," the document says....

Okay, if the Officer in Residence program is 100 percent overt, then this simple letter should do the trick. Place your bets now!

No response after more than a year. Now for a formal request....

On 24 May 2002, we received a letter from Kathryn I. Dyer, Information and Privacy Coordinator at the CIA, explaining that "the information you seek must be denied since it is classified under the provisions of Executive Order 12958."

The people lose. The CIA's academic program is a public relations front. The campus is just another tool, used to further the CIA's secret operations. End of story.

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