Skip to comments.White House aims to calm intelligence agencies': report
Posted on 12/29/2009 3:58:56 PM PST by truthandlife
The White House has published an internal memo to calm tension between CIA director Leon Panetta and Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, who is seeking increased control over covert operations, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
The classified order asserts the Central Intelligence Agency's direct authority over secret missions abroad, but also reminds the agency to work closely with Blair, who heads the US intelligence establishment, a US intelligence official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.
According to the LA Times, Blair was seeking more control over missions that include drone strikes and paramilitary operations in Pakistan.
Blair and Panetta have also clashed over the last month over the role of the CIA in Afghanistan, which Blair reportedly believes is too focused on the hunt for Taliban insurgents and is de-emphasizing the collection of intelligence at the local level.
CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano did not confirm the existence of the memo, but said that Panetta "views the National Security Adviser's decision as bringing much-needed clarity to intelligence roles and responsibilities."
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The list, ping
The attack failed but so did CIA. President Obama owes it to America to accept Leon Panetta's resignation, immediately.
Zero should submit his resignation as well.
The evidence here is the CIA was on the case and apparently ignored
“Zero should submit his resignation as well.”
First things first
There's only one problem with Zero resigning and it's a big one.
.....then we get Joe Biden
OMG president plugs?
Oy! but I think he’d not fare well in a bid re-election.
So what would the advantage be of Biden being Prez? Instead of a Commie we would have a drunken used car salesman.
Looks like obama is adopting the Clinton/CIA relationship.
Don't bother with them.
I saw this earlier, didn’t read the entire article and then forgot about. Has a lot more meaning now, doesn’t it? Thank you for the ping.
As scary as Biden is, there is something even more scary than that...
Pelosi is third in line should Biden resign.
At least Biden is a natural-born U.S. citizen
I'd be sleeping much better at night with Biden/Hillary in the Oval Office. (I can't believe it has come to this... Me, approving of Biden or Clinton II)
Here is the current list of "succession" ---
0. President Obama 1. Vice President of the United States Biden 2. Speaker of the House Pelosi 3. President pro Tempore of the Senate Sen.Byrd 4. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 5. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner 6. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates 7. Attorney General Eric Holder 8. Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar 9. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack 10. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke 11. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis 12. Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
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