City Paper is not for tourists
Honesty hasn’t been Company policy when it comes to American espionage, but, if the Foreign Service Exam is any gauge, that may be changing. The multiple-choice exam, taken by 1,200 State Department hopefuls at the D.C. Armory and by thousands of others across the country on Nov. 13, asked would-be ambassadors about the Constitution, world geography, and Federal Reserve policies, but also overtly acknowledged some of our covert meddlings in the Third World. One question read: “The CIA has been involved in establishing governments in which of the following countries?” Among the options: Cuba, Honduras, Iraq, and Libya. Since “all of the above” was not a choice, test-takers probably settled for “a.) Iran and Guatemala.” But CIA glasnost stops at the border: There were no questions on the agency’s role in the Kennedy assassination.