TITLE

Power Grab

AUTHOR(S)
Ackerman, Spencer
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;6/21/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 23, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Argues that the new position of undersecretary of defense for intelligence, held by Stephen Cambone, was created by U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to increase the Pentagon's influence over the nation's intelligence priorities. Details of Cambone's testimony on the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal; Claim that Cambone's position, which is supposed to consolidate oversight of the Pentagon's intelligence branches of the uniformed services, lacks transparency; Report of allegations by Pentagon colleagues that Cambone's tasks have the single overarching goal to ensure that Rumsfeld's will is properly carried out within the Pentagon bureaucracy; Discussion of Cambone's relations with the director of central intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency; Background on the relationship between Cambone and Rumsfeld; Speculation about Cambone's future career and the future of the undersecretary position.
ACCESSION #
13400336

 

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