He said that he called the emergency meeting basically to appreciate the operatives
for their excellent performance.
H2: Co-operative members, under the equal market conditions, prefer earning their income through their co-operatives and not independently (if there are no consequences regarding the membership in co- operatives).
The results showed a very high level of response in favor of earning income through co- operatives.
Surely, the request for knowledge and skills in the age of economy of knowledge cannot bypass co- operatives. Administrative and professional knowledge and skills require engaging managers and other professionals.
To Berntsen's intense frustration, the CIA even excised material that it had allowed another CIA operative
in Afghanistan, Gary Schroen, to publish in his book, First In.
Moreover, operatives often moved from site to site together.
And they noted, too, that "nothing would be further removed from the wishes of building operatives than tha t they should be molly-coddled."(28) Union delegates deplored the employers' failure to provide the agreed "bare necessities" of "better hutting accommodation, canteens, sanitary arrangements, etc." required because geographic dislocation had made operatives less self-sufficient.(29) Yet as one union commentator admitted shortly after:
Operatives versus unions: who wants holidays or a guaranteed week?
Despite the inherent difficulties in using a minor operative
, such sting operations have met with success.
On one level, this led to a breakdown of the profile he assigns his generation of operatives - a few with "serious money," a majority middle class, but all "with quality education" That, he said, established "a kinship ...
Despite Clarridge's emphasis on the need for quality operatives to carry out recruitment, he baldly proclaims at one point that the CIA "wasted a lot of emotional energy trying to recruit Soviets during the Cold War," adding: "I know of no significant Soviet recruitment that was spotted, developed, and recruited from scratch by a CIA case officer." He points out that American traitors like Aldrich Ames, and Soviets who really wanted to cooperate, walked in of their own volition - normally for money.
After a three-week study, Clarridge modestly reports that he completed in January 1986 "probably the most brilliant paper (or at least the most cogent) that I had ever put together or ever will" Out of it came the CIA's Counterterrorist Center, which merged clandestine operatives with analysts and technicians, as well as with outside specialists.