‘A Lot Going On!’ in Military Intelligence Disclosure


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MQ-9 Reaper drone. Air Force photo.

MQ-9 Reaper drone. Air Force photo.


The Pentagon’s vast intelligence apparatus includes satellites, spy planes, ground-based electronic snooping devices and a virtual army of operatives, analysts, linguists, cryptologists and hackers.

That’s evident in a Fiscal Year 2010 budget justification document obtained, via a Freedom of Information Act request, by Steven Aftergood from the Federation of American Scientists.

The cost of this vast military intelligence architecture, redacted in the budget document but disclosed separately, totaled $24 billion in 2011, $27 billion the year before that and $26 billion in 2009.

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