Thursday, November 18, 2004

Goss-stepping through Langley, Part 2

Yahoo! News - Goss Isn't Done With Housecleaning at CIA
In the wake of high-level departures in the CIA's clandestine service, intelligence officials are bracing for an even more aggressive overhaul of the agency's analytic ranks by Director Porter J. Goss.
One criticism of Goss has been that in clashing with top officials in the CIA's clandestine service, he has focused on the wrong target.

"The directorate of operations … is not the crowd that wrote the national intelligence estimate on Iraq that was wrong, and it's not the crowd that lost the clues leading up to 9/11 either," Rep. Jane Harman, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a television interview this week.

It occurs to me that since 9/11 we have been throwing around the term "actionable intelligence" quite a bit. Well, boys and girls, now we are going to get a lot more "actionable," and a lot less "intelligence."


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