In the old days, when you turned up at Ashford for your MLAT, you were required to indicate whether you wished to be: a) Operator Int and Sy b) Operator Special Intelligence (analysis) c) Operator Special Intelligence (linguist) The correct terminology for the latter 2 is 'Darksider'. The term 'Lightsider' has been used for a), but it's not as descriptive. Most of the time, people knew their place. In the event of you nominating (a), but it emerged that you were not the right sort, you were encouraged to change selection to (b) or (c). To define 'not the right sort' - If you were socially inept, prone to rocking back and forth on your bed, could not hold your liquor, were insufficient of robust good health, a nerd or had any similar traits to the late lamented Joey Deacon. Of course, mistakes will be made, but that's OK - there was another safety net to preserve the purity of (a). Those who managed to hide their darksideness through training (possibly using some kind of Sith mind trick) were soon idenitifed on operations. So we created a new place to shuffle them off to. It's called IMINT. A sort of halfway house between light and dark. The problem that exists now is the generic OPMI - who exactly are you getting? How are 'they' weeded out? And what about transferees? You never know what you're getting. Gentlemen, we need to go back to the old system. Make your choice, but have the safety system of Imagery built in case any get through the net.