Job Opening

Joel Bleifuss

“Do hands-on work” and “travel worldwide” are two of the enticements offered in a recent job posting on the CIA’s Web site, which reads in part: “The Central Intelligence Agency is seeking locksmiths to work with the best minds in the country while performing a mission critical to our nation. … Knowledge of electronic and manual safe lock servicing, electricity, and alarms is ideal. Knowing how to operate machinery to fabricate lock parts and tools will be beneficial.”

Joel Bleifuss, a former director of the Peace Studies Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is the editor & publisher of In These Times, where he has worked since October 1986.

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