Skip to comments.CIA, intelligence director locked in turf war
Posted on 05/27/2009 7:13:34 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON - A turf war between the two senior intelligence chiefs over the role of CIA station chiefs in U.S. embassies has forced National Security Adviser James L. Jones to step in to mediate, according to current and former U.S. government officials.
The jockeying between CIA director Leon Panetta and National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair centers on Blair's effort to choose his own representatives abroad instead of relying only on CIA station chiefs, the current and former officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the dispute.
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Not surprising at all. This was bound to happen when they created the NID post.
Key figure in Obama's "kitchen Cabinet."
Is this more of Obama’s shadow government?
Before the Obama disaster, Washington was a total mess. Now it is even worse. No accountability and horrible efficiency. Taxing and borrowing and wasting money faster than they can tell lies, major power grabs, JUST PLAIN INSANITY.
I wonder if ANYONE in the beltway ever thinks about the REAL AMERICAN citizen???
I’m afraid Bush started this, by responding to the clinton intelligence deficit by piling layer after layer of bureaucrats into his jerry-built Homeland Security apparatus.
It was bad, but not as bad as it might have been because Bush himself was a decent guy who had the interests of our country at heart. He meant well.
Unfortunately, that is no longer the case.