What troubles me as an American citizen and a defender of language is the thought process that underlies the nation's spying apparatus. In a lengthy response to the newspaper's analysis of the analysts, the Office of the National Director of Intelligence, defends the use of redundant, sometimes conflicting, reporting systems says:
I say we need to take steps to terminate such misuse of the language -- with extreme prejudice.
". . . many individuals who have access to a wide variety of programs within their areas of responsibility are able to take steps to deconflict as necessary."