Patriot Retort: Isn’t the entire purpose of having military and intelligence services to avoid being caught by surprise when our enemies do something?
Have I got that wrong?
I mean, I know that the CIA is busy recruiting non-binary vegans with anxiety disorders who can find a home in the Central Intelligence Agency where their quirky eccentricities and gross emotional problems can be validated. But shouldn’t the CIA also be, you know, keeping tabs on what our enemies are up to?
We should never ever read something like this:
China does something like this and our military and intelligence officials are caught by surprise?