A New Clandestine Service
Just ran across a paper by Reuel Marc Gerecht (former CIA analyst) titled A New Clandestine Service: The Case for Creative Destruction (PDF). Good piece that points out the inherint flaws in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations – which is what the CINC, the DNI and the incoming Hayden want the agency to focus on – and which is what Goss was opposed to (which led to his firing).
Hayden’s going to face this problem, and the one of the ever expanding DOD, led by Rumsfield who wants in house core collectors. (BTW – do we often promote managers who failed on 9/11, failed on Iraq, and violate the Constitution?)
The phrase “rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” comes to mind.
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