Intelligence chief defends US agencies
Jul 19th, 2010 – Los Angeles Times
The nation’s top intelligence official sought Monday to rebut a Washington Post series charging that intelligence agencies have become bloated and inefficient, insisting they “are achieving untold successes every day.”
David C. Gompert, the acting director of national intelligence, contended in a statement that the intelligence agencies strive to be efficient, and that some overlap is by design.
“We work constantly to reduce inefficiencies and redundancies, while preserving a degree of intentional overlap among agencies to strengthen analysis, challenge conventional thinking, and eliminate single points of failure,” he said.
Jul 20th, 2010 – New York Times
london – the former director general of britain’s domestic intelligence agency said tuesday that the wars in iraq and afghanistan had greatly increased the terrorist threat to britain and that intelligence available before the iraq war
Jul 19th, 2010 – CNN
washington (cnn) — the sept. 11, 2001, attacks has created an intelligence community that has become so large and unwieldy that it’s unmanageable, inefficient and no one knows how much money it costs, according to a two-year-long investigation
Jul 15th, 2010 – Wall Street Journal
washington-the central intelligence agency tried to prevent an iranian nuclear researcher who had provided information on his country’s nuclear program from returning to iran, officials familiar with the matter say.
cia officials warned shahram
Jul 8th, 2010 – guardian.co.uk
standing one by one in a new york courtroom, 10 spies confessed yesterday to working in the us as undercover agents for russia and were sentenced to immediate deportation, setting up one of the biggest, least secret swaps of intelligence officers
Jul 6th, 2010 – guardian.co.uk
which, he implied, could jeopardise intelligence sharing with the us.
honouring a promise while in opposition that he would set up a judge-led inquiry into mounting evidence, emerging mainly from court hearings, the prime minister told the commons