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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 02:09 AM
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23. The article disagrees.
It was mentioning that this particular chieftain traded quite a lot of information about the Taliban for those little blue helpers...

Bribery has a long history of being used in intelligence operations to cultivate sources. Usually, the bribery is in the form of cash or weapons. The problem with that is bribing them with weapons frequently results in some of those weapons being used against us, and sources that are bribed with lots of cash tend to spend that cash on visible bling, which results in them becoming targets. So the CIA's become creative - sometimes they bribe with Viagra. Whatever works.
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