Intelligence work can make one feel awfully stupid, and in the Central Intelligence Agency’s 13 million pages of declassified documents, there are more than a few times that folks made their frustrations felt. Here are five of our favorites.
1. The Extremely Relatable Frustration
In an untitled memo from 1983, Deputy Director John McMahon made it crystal clear exactly how he felt about a (sadly, not included) proposal.
2. The Psychically-Channeled Frustration
3. The “Somebody Went to Private School” Frustration
During a discussion on the CIA’s proposed database of leaks, somebody decided to drop a subtle hint that they weren’t particularly pleased with the direction things were going, along with a less subtle one that they took AP Latin.
4. The “Cathy” Frustration
5. The “Tell Us How You Really Feel” Frustration
Hard to improve on this one, so we’ll just let it speak for itself.
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