The Central Intelligence Agency announced in a very public fashion that the secretive intelligence agency has started a new mission center that will focus on the threat to the United States from China:

Did they really need to tweet about it?

From the CIA news release:

Director Burns announced the formation of a China Mission Center (CMC) to address the global challenge posed by the People’s Republic of China that cuts across all of the Agency’s mission areas.  Emphasizing that the threat is from the Chinese government, not its people, Director Burns explained that the new mission center will bring a whole-of-Agency response and unify the exceptional work CIA is already doing against this key rival.  “CMC will further strengthen our collective work on the most important geopolitical threat we face in the 21st century, an increasingly adversarial Chinese government,” Director Burns said.

Burns emphasized that CIA will continue to focus sharply on other important threats, including an aggressive Russia, a provocative North Korea and a hostile Iran, as well as combatting terrorism.

They weren’t already doing this?

Welcome to the party, pal:

“LMAO,” indeed:

And let’s hope and pray this is the case:

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