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  1. LTCDRILLTEAM09

    LTCDRILLTEAM09 Member

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    Hey guys, I have NO clue where to post this, but I figured I would start here. I apologize if this is in the wrong section. You see, I am looking at a Career in Intelligence or the DoD, considering that medical reasons prevent a career in the Military.

    I just want to know your thoughts on this article. I stumbled across it, and it really bothers me.

    http://www.phillyimc.org/en/node/65978

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    :barf:

    Notice that the author's foundation is that the DoD/intel agencies exist solely to murder, and that the entire oranization is filled with back-stabbing sociopaths...:rolleyes:

    Don't believe everything you read...
     
  3. Fuji

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    I agree with the previous reply - ignore that article and explore all opportunities.

    I particularly encourage you to check out our website and Twitter pages - I get a lot of applicants who are not physically commission eligible who graduate from my college and have great careers in related areas.

    I wish you well with your future!

    Fuji
     
  4. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Some things should bother you and other things you just know they are BS. This falls into the second category. There are plusses and minuses to a military career and one in the intelligence world as well- but I know first hand a number of folks who have made a long career in one or another of the various intelligence agencies and they are like all the rest of us- some endowed with a strong moral compass and some with less. But rest assured that the career itself is an honest and fundamentally an honorable one. These guys have an axe to grind- I would disregard this and make your own personal observations and decisions when you get the chance.
     
  5. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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    "If you choose to work for the military or an
    intelligence agency, you have made a mistake, for you have offered
    yourself up to assist in murder in exchange for pay"
    As soon as you get to this sentence, quit reading. This guy is a moron and paying attention to him is not worth your time.
     
  6. KPMum2012

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    Rule 1 of information - just because it is in print, doesn't mean it is accurate or trustworthy.

    Rule 2 - Rule 1 is even more true on the internet. You've got to verify that the source you are reading is accurate. This article is clearly an opinion piece. A few minutes research on the organization reveals that they have a very clear political agenda. Their purpose is to report on unrest and demonstrations in US cities. Writers and editors are volunteers and to call them "left-leaning" is probably an understatement.

    I applaud your efforts to learn more and be well-informed. But you need to be discerning about what sites you trust. Learning to evaluate sources of information is a vital skill that will serve you well in college and beyond!
     

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