January 5, 2005

NOT MEETUP.ORG:

C.I.A. Chief Names Deputy and Ends Meetings (DOUGLAS JEHL, 1/05/05, NY Times)

In the latest changes at the Central Intelligence Agency, Porter J. Goss, the new chief, has named a new deputy director for intelligence and has abolished a daily 5 p.m. meeting that had been used since the Sept. 11 attacks to coordinate counterterrorism operations around the world, intelligence officials said on Tuesday. [...]

The move appears to reflect what Mr. Goss has publicly said was his concern that the C.I.A. under Mr. Tenet may have devoted too much time and resources to terrorism at the expense of other issues.


Is there any organization known to man that wouldn't benefit from fewer meetings?

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 5, 2005 11:07 AM
Comments

The strategic focus of the Bush administration has shifted from the Al Qaeda/Afghanistan/Iraq alliance of evil but senseless rogue organizations, which has already been defeated, to the China/Iran/Syria/North Korea/(Pakistan)/Cuba/Venezuela alliance, which is the remaining obstacle to the end of history, and much more powerful than the roge states ever were.

Posted by: pj at January 5, 2005 12:17 PM

For good discussion re: the "importance" of meetings, check out the last few days of The Diplomad blog (diplomadic.blogspot) re: the UN in South Asia.

Posted by: bill at January 5, 2005 12:56 PM
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