Dead Drop: November 16


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Below is our recent intelligence collection:

ONE GIANT LEAP FOR WOMAN-KIND? The Dead Drop hears that Gina Haspel, the first woman to serve as CIA Director, either has – or soon will  — name the first woman to serve as the Agency’s Deputy Director for Operations.  The DDO runs the National Clandestine Service – the super secret side of the Agency.  While we have no confirmation, and are merely speculating (seemingly like many media outfits today), we hear that…

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