A Mid-Week Dead Drop Break

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In the world of national security, it can’t all be so serious, so here’s a preview of what’s waiting for you in this week’s Dead Drop:

GAME OF THROWS:  We want to be David Cohen when we grow up. He seems to have a lot of fun.  A couple years ago he had a walk-on part in The Game of Thrones (he explained to us in 2019 how that came about) and now we hear the CIA Deputy Director got to throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park where his hometown Boston Red Sox were playing their arch enemies, the New York Yankees. “Our cousin from Boston” tells us the pitch was a strike and was highly praised by the Red Sox TV analysts who said Cohen would be “hard on right-handed batters and bad guys.” In addition to being interviewed on TV, Cohen (a former Cipher Brief expert) was also on the Red Sox radio network. The Yankees were at bat at the time and after the umps called a close pitch a ball, Cohen told play-by-play announcer Joe Castiglione: “the CIA does intelligence assessments, and I would assess that was a strike.”  Making the most of the occasion, Cohen also delivered strong pitches on behalf of the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation and the Third Option Foundation, both organizations that support CIA officers and their families.

Find more scintillating national security gossip in The Dead Drop.

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