POST-COLD WAR

2002

General

 

Materials presented in chronological order.

Cilluffo, Frank J., Ronald A. Marks, and George C. Salmoiraghi. "The Use and Limits of U.S. Intelligence." Washington Quarterly 25, no. 1 (Winter 2002): 61-74.

Deutch, John, and Jeffrey H. Smith. "Smarter Intelligence." Foreign Policy (Jan.-Feb. 2002): 64-69.

Pincus, Walter, and Dan Eggen. "Probe Spawns Unparalleled Intelligence-Sharing." Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2002, A9. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

U.S. officials are struggling to analyze a "mountain of evidence ... from thousands of pages of computerized and paper documents, hundreds of computer hard drives, scores of videotapes and millions of voice and data communications scooped up since U.S. forces entered Afghanistan. Added to the hours of interrogations of suspected al Qaeda and Taliban detainees, it amounts to what is likely the largest and most complex intelligence operation ever mounted by the United States.... [T]he methods for analyzing this information have become a linchpin in U.S. efforts to thwart future attacks and track down al Qaeda members who may be planning other operations. By bringing together analysts from the military, the CIA and the FBI, the new system also reflects an unprecedented level of cooperation among agencies that historically have had a difficult time sharing even crucial information."

Mulrine, Anna. "Variety Is the Life of Spies." U.S. News and World Report, 22 Jul. 2002, 110.

This is a very brief piece noting the existence of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, and some of the gadgets in the museum.

  Deutch, John. "The Smart Approach to Intelligence." Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2002, A17. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

The former DCI takes issue with Defense Secretary Rumsfeld's recommendation to "consolidate authority for intelligence activities in the Department of Defense under a new undersecretary of defense for intelligence.... To be effective, intelligence activities must be integrated with the command, control and communication of military forces.... It would be folly to separate the 'I' from these related C3 functions.... [I]t would make better sense to elevate the assistant secretary (C3I) to the rank of undersecretary.... It would be logical then to have an assistant secretary for intelligence reporting to the undersecretary for C3I."

Re, Richard, and Kristen Eichensehr. "A Conversation with Bob Graham: U.S. Intelligence after September 11." Harvard International Review 24, no. 3 (Fall 2002).

Hulse, Carl. "Shuffling at the Top Is Set for Intelligence Committees." New York Times, 2 Dec. 2002. [http://www.nytimes.com]

Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), "who has been highly critical of the Congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks[,] is in line to lead the Senate Intelligence Committee.... Senator John D. Rockefeller IV [D-WV] ... will take the place of Senator Bob Graham [D-FL] ... as the senior Democrat on the panel.... In the House, Representative Porter J. Goss [R-FL] ... is expected to continue as chairman, but Representative Nancy Pelosi [D-CA] ... will step aside to be succeeded by Representative Jane Harman [D-CA] ... or Representative Sanford D. Bishop Jr. [D-GA]."

Roberts is "considered a strong intelligence agency ally," who "has described the joint inquiry as a game of 'gotcha' and a 'runaway train' that has demoralized intelligence workers." He has also said that "the inquiry was ... too driven by the special staff hired for the inquiry.... Lawmakers, staff members and outside experts who follow intelligence matters predicted that Mr. Roberts would be unlikely to engage in public confrontation with the intelligence agencies. They said his view of intelligence operations grew from his belief that the workers are devoted risk-takers who are not fully appreciated."

Loeb, Vernon. "New Intelligence Post Consolidates Rumsfeld's Clout." Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2002. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

"At the behest of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld," the Fiscal 2003 Defense Authorization Act "creates a new position, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, whom ... analysts believe will end up usurping some of the DCI's power."

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