WTF Was Set Up to Estimate Wikileaks ImpactAdded: Monday, December 27th, 2010
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While the Wikileaks story keeps unfolding, it seems to become a humorous one. Recently the CIA was reported to launch the so-called “Wikileaks Task Force”. Of course, industry observers were quick to give it the acronym – the WTF. CIA said that Task Force is supposed to be assessing the impact of the Wilileaks activity, i.e. publishing the diplomatic cables and the military war diaries.
As you might guessed, it didn’t take long for the WTF to become a running joke on the Internet, though its task was no joke, but a very serious one – to estimate the level of impact Wikileaks activities cause.
According to CIA, a new outfit is supposed to conduct an extensive inventory of the classified data, which becomes routinely distributed on several networks connecting agency employees throughout the globe. By doing this, it would perform its main task – to assess an immediate impact of the recently released materials. One of the questions so far is whether its ability to recruit informants could be damaged by decreasing confidence in the American government’s ability to keep secrets. The CIA’s director asked the WTF to check whether the latest published WikiLeaks documents have any effect on its foreign relationships or operations. The WTF’s panel is led by the agency’s Counterintelligence Center and includes over 2 dozen members from various departments.
The most interesting fact in all this movement is that the WTF is actually tasked to assess what damage has been done by the Wikileaks releases, yet the Department of Defense denies that WikiLeaks ever discloses any sensitive intelligence sources or methods. However, it might be that this admission doesn’t deter the creation of the Wikileaks Task Force. It appears that the CIA has had a number of disclosures in the diplomatic cables, which don’t portray it in a positive light. For example, German authorities were warned against pursuing the agency’s operatives implicated in a kidnapping case.
Nevertheless, one thing remains clear – the WTF is already running in to problems treated seriously – especially by the online community who knows what else WTF stands for. While it isn’t clear enough what impact the Force will have in this very broad debate over Wikileaks, we hope to see it quite soon.
December 27th, 2010Posted by:
Monday, December 27th, 2010
|nice post SaM|
|thanks for that still sniggering|
|posted by (2010-12-27 17:03:30)|
|if they were smart they would make a huge stink about wikileaks then leak false information to entrap the enemies to wikileaks to let them leak it them discredit wikileaks for leaking fony shizz and let shaprshooters take out the baddies..win/win..jesus i should be in charge of something more than my ps3||
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