Last night, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) launched an ATLAS V rocket to haul a dozen mini spy satellites up into orbit. The choice for of the official logo of the mission has gotten people talking. Its a gigantic planet-devouring octopus with its tentacles strangling the globe.
In post 9/11 America, no self-respecting federal agency — from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Department of Education — can exist without its own SWAT team. Yes, even NASA has a SWAT team, and you may be surprised with some of their assignments, which include militarized perimeter security and robbing grandmothers of heirloom decorative paperweights.