We do not represent the Central Intelligence Agency, we are former employees who are a small part of the groundswell of concern over the anti-democratic actions of the new administration. We dislike unthinking responses, name-calling, and panicked exaggeration no matter on which side of the spectrum they appear. We believe that we have to reach across the political divide to find solutions. Critical thinking skills will be necessary in the days ahead. We suspect many of our old colleagues will retire or move out into the private sector in the coming months. We offer this website as a place for former intelligence officers to practice their trade, to look at the issues of the day with intellectual rigor. You may write here under pseudonym, as long as we can verify that you are a former intelligence officer. Welcome, colleagues.