Skip to comments.Pentagon gets new spy service
Posted on 04/24/2012 4:11:06 AM PDT by Makana
The U.S. is getting a new spy service. The Defense Clandestine Service is being created through a Pentagon reorganization, using existing personnel and funds, to increase the Defense Department's role in the collection of sensitive intelligence about threats to the U.S. Those areas of spycraft have long been associated with the clandestine service at the Central Intelligence Agency. A senior defense official said the work of the new service would complement, rather than compete with, the CIA.
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Maybe this group can steal back our drone from Iran.
I think the DOD “special ops” guys are tired of having to deal with the “suits”.
how many new acronyms? DCS, CIA, etcetc
When my folks were stationed overseas, a good friend claimed there was No Such Agency.
Why do we need ANOTHER agency or group?
We currently have 77 law enforcement/security/intelligence agencies. Which one isn’t doing its job that another needs to be created?
What we need is consolidation: one for law enforcement (FBI), one for intelligence (CIA) and a security agency to bridge the 2 others (NSA); after that, everything is redundant and wasteful of precious funds and resources, not to mention the fact that they get in each others’ way.
David Petraeus - Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
I used to think that way too, but my experiences in the early 1980s changed my view. Without competing views about some very important intelligence issues of the time (e.g., the burden of the Soviet military on the Soviet economy), the truth may not have ever reached those who could act on it. Some consolidation is obviously required, with 77 different intel gathering units at present. But we only had the CIA bureaucrats giving “official” intelligence analysis to the President in 1982, the administration may have seriously misread the sorry state of our Cold War adversary.
“But we only had the CIA bureaucrats ...”
But IF we only had the CIA bureaucrats ...”
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