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April 16, 2012

Honor Code

SubjectFacts & Analysis

"A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do."

U.S. Military Academy

"We tell the truth and ensure that the full truth is known.
We do not lie."

U.S. Naval Academy 

"We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate
among us anyone who does."

U.S. Air Force Academy

Whether by land, sea, or air, every cadet on this planet is expected to tell the truth and confront lies.  Only the navy allows non-reporting in some instances, probably owing to safety considerations of being stuck on a ship filled with drunken sailors.

Intelligence services can only be operating in another dimension, indeed an entirely different universe from the day they sign on.  What kind of people lie to start wars?  What honor is there in spying on anyone, or creating false news reports in hopes of toppling equally imagined threats like "hackers" and African warlords?

(For more analysis on cadet honor codes, please refer to this blog's entry: A Universal Process For Man)