The broad-based [CIA] effort, known within the agency by the initials GST, is compartmentalized into dozens of highly classified individual programs, details of which are known mainly to those directly involved.
GST includes programs allowing the CIA to capture al Qaeda suspects with help from foreign intelligence services, to maintain secret prisons abroad, to use interrogation techniques that some lawyers say violate international treaties, and to maintain a fleet of aircraft to move detainees around the globe. Other compartments within GST give the CIA enhanced ability to mine international financial records and eavesdrop on suspects anywhere in the world.
"I'll find out what a mayor does! Expand my brain, learning juice."
•"King Without a Crown" from Matisyahu
•"Hell Yes" by Beck
•"The Queen & The Soldier" by Suzanne Vega
•"It Must Be Love" from Madness, and not just because it's on that commercial for Levi's 527s
•"It's A Dream" by Neil Young
•Some Fixx, some Gin Blossoms, some Kanye, some Bob Seger, some Bobby Brown.
And ABBA. A lot of ABBA.
A toast, then: To the old year of memories and a new year of change. Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis.