In a virtual world that has become a new battlefield, the CIA recently unleashed the most powerful online weapon known to man: photos of adorable puppies.
Beginning late last month, the spy agency began sprinkling its Twitter feed, Facebook page and official website with pictures of the pups, who were selected to become explosive detection canines, or "bomb dogs." Six dogs make up the latest class, and the agency has provided photos and a short bio of each of them.
Don't expect the furry photos to stop anytime soon. The CIA says there are two bouts of training, one lasting six weeks and then more advanced training for another 10 weeks. If all goes well, the pups will graduate in November.
Code and Dagger asked about the serious security lapse of not blacking out the dogs' faces. As it is, anyone could identify the spy agency's operatives from these photos. Suspiciously, the CIA has declined to comment.