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suspect shuffling

Newly confirmed Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell says he doesn’t have the authority he needs to lead the 16 agencies he oversees and that his office isn’t properly structured to take advantage of the authority he has. Officials say…

sorry state of affairs

Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell has been unable to find a deputy acceptable to the White House during his first six weeks in office. [...] McConnell told the conference: "My biggest early challenge is just stamina. . . .…

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…