TITLE

Is U.S. Intelligence Headed in the Wrong Direction?

AUTHOR(S)
Coffman, Richard
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Dec2004, Vol. 130 Issue 12, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on ill conceived strategies adopted by the U.S. Intelligence. The reshaping of national intelligence might be headed for disastrous results at a time when it could determine the outcome of the war on terror. The 9/11 Commission's misguided intelligence recommendations and election-year pressures in a divided nation have intimidated politicians into supporting ill-conceived but politically popular measures. Moreover, a rare opportunity could be squandered to erase the risk averse culture that has plagued human intelligence collection for decades, and beef up the tough and dangerous field mission of penetrating terrorist organizations and uncovering their plans.
ACCESSION #
15303361

 

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