October 1, 2005

FRANK CHURCH'S PARTY?:

GOP Senators Look to Shift Spy Management From CIA (Walter Pincus, October 1, 2005, Washington Post)

Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence want to strip from the CIA its primary role as manager of overseas collection of human intelligence, suggesting that Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte take over that responsibility.

The CIA's Directorate of Operations, the agency's clandestine arm, which now coordinates spying overseas by all U.S. intelligence agencies, in the past "did not effectively exercise the authorities of the national HUMINT [human intelligence] manager often focusing instead on its own structure and operations," the committee majority said in its report on the fiscal 2006 intelligence authorization bill released late Thursday. [...]

Democrats on the committee opposed the suggestion...


Because that's what a reactionary party does.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 1, 2005 8:36 AM
Comments

Only if the primary requirement for working in the new agency is that the prospective employee has never worked for the CIA.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at October 1, 2005 10:27 AM

. . . or the KGB, Robert.

Posted by: obc at October 1, 2005 12:20 PM

I don't see how re-creating CIA ias a new bureucracy under DIA helps anything. Its just shuffling deck cares.

Posted by: Bob at October 1, 2005 5:26 PM

Yes, but the ship goes down.

Posted by: oj at October 1, 2005 5:33 PM
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