Tag Archive for cia

a public service announcement

  Via the Drudge Report we have a little early insight into what former DCI Tenet is going to mention in his new memoir: Ex-CIA Director George Tenet says the way the Bush administration has used his now famous "slam…

what he said II

An article with a familiar refrain from Bob Baer in Time: With Baghdad continuing to burn and the CIA still broken, you would think there would be more important issues for the Democrats and the White House to fight over…

yoots & reform

A couple of key points in the article: CIA Director Michael V. Hayden, after nearly a year as head of the nation’s premier intelligence agency, says his biggest challenge is absorbing all the newly hired analysts and the case officers…

late out of the gate

Playing a little catch-up; The always and amazingly readable Mark Bowden encapsulates the CIA-DOD intel dynamic. DIRNSA emphasizes the importance of up-hill battles but apparently doesn’t plan on actually fighting.

more uniforms, please

Fellow national security-issue blogger William Arkin is troubled: The White House announcement last week that it was nominating Dell L. Dailey of South Dakota to be the State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism immediately caught my attention. Dailey, who is hardly…

indefatigable

Charlie Allen on following the conventional wisdom: “Don’t listen too much to what others are telling you,” Mr. Allen said. “Constantly re-examine your assumptions.” I would say he was both a literal and figurative grandfather of the IC, but I…