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  •  He was working 18 to 20 hours a day, 7 days a week (12+ / 0-)

    for months on end. He was translating on the fly. The pressure on these ASA guys was huge.

    Those who fought the war in Afghanistan won it. Get them out of Afghanistan NOW . . . It's long past time. Those who want to wage the next war in Afghanistan are condemned to lose it.

    by llbear on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 05:07:32 PM PST

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    •  can this be proven with records? (4+ / 0-)
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      llbear, winglion, Vetwife, SilentBrook

      20 hours a day, 7 days a week?   That seems hard to believe.

      Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

      by Keith930 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 05:19:03 PM PST

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    •  ASA, now part of MI (3+ / 0-)

      A good synopsis from wikipedia of the type of compartmentalization and solitary pressure these folks were under:

      These occupations, which required top secret clearance, were essential to U.S. Cold War efforts. ASA units operated in shifts, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ASA troops were not allowed to discuss their operations with outsiders – in fact, they could not talk among themselves about their duties unless they were in a secure location. Even today, decades after they served, some of the missions still cannot be discussed. Owing to the sensitivity of the information with which they worked, ASA soldiers were subject to travel restrictions during and long after their time in service.[citation needed] The activities of the U.S. Army Security Agency have only recently been partially declassified. This turn of events has been accompanied by the appearance of a small number of ASA memoirs and novels (see the list below).
      Stuff that was on his office's case load:
      Prague Spring

      I should also mention:
      Uncle Leonid was a very busy man, and these folks were to be the tea leaf readers or catch shit for missing what would be closely held State Secrets.

      Both WTC towers would be standing if the same criteria was applied within the FBI, summer of 2001.

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