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Students learn from CIA career of city alumnus

May 25, 2013

Garrett Cochran — a 37-year-old Central Intelligence Agency veteran and 1952 Williamsport High graduate — is the grandson of Garrett Cochran, for whom Williamsport’s American Legion Post 1 is named....

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MrShaman

May-25-13 9:16 AM

"Cochran moved into the CIA's spy satellite program in 1968.

"One thing satellites do no other technology can do is broad area coverage," he said. "They can cover large sections of country and confirm the absence of weapons like no other thing."

Cochran, who retired from the CIA in 1995, says he is concerned that America's focus on counterterrorism has weakened its capability for functions like broad area coverage.

His background also let him predict that Saddam Hussein would not have WMDs - though he was a mere private citizen by that time."

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This would be one dude who must get a HUGE "kick" outta hearing the latest "conservative"-conspiracies!!!!

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