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A Thank You to the Intel Community, Brought to You by Northrop Grumman

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) thank the intelligence community with chocolate sponsored by Northrop Grumman.

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We here at Foreign Policy love to snack. But sometimes a treat arrives in the office that’s too sweet to eat. Or at least eat immediately.

That’s what happened Thursday, when a bar of chocolate appeared in the newsroom. It’s not just any old Hershey: It’s to honor former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), brought to you by Northrop Grumman.

The bar was handed out at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance’s June 5 awards dinner. And it makes sense for the intel community to honor Rogers and Ruppersberger: They are the former chairman and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, respectively. They also respectively received $10,000 and $10,750 from Northrop during the last election cycle, according to OpenSecrets.org.

But who knew defense contracting giant Northrop was in the chocolate trade?

Here are a couple of photos, taken before it was eagerly consumed by the FP masses.

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Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

David Francis was a senior reporter for Foreign Policy, where he covered international finance. @davidcfrancis

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