Nearly two centuries after its founding, Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis County is taking on a new mission as a military intelligence operation.
KSDK-TV reports the military post founded in 1832 has been picked by the Defense Department for a detachment that will gather intelligence on adversaries.
Lt. Col William Banwell of the Missouri National Guard says planners were seeking a Midwestern location because similar operations already exist on both coasts.
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