Wiretap: The Air Force Academy’s beloved informants

 
The Colorado Springs Gazette breaks the story that the Air Force is running a program to recruit Academy cadets to inform on their classmates in order to attack the problems of drugs and sexual assault — until the spies get caught. The Air Force then disavows them. And the Academy, in some cases, expels them for doing what the Air Force told them to do – lie, cheat and deceive.

Dave Phillips gets the scoop on the AFA informant program.

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