Skip to comments.U.S. weighs proposal to end dual leadership role at NSA, Cyber Command
Posted on 11/06/2013 7:58:44 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
The Obama administration is considering ending a controversial policy that since 2010 has placed one military official at the head of both the nations largest spy agency and its cyber-operations command, U.S. officials said.
National Security Council officials are scheduled to meet soon to discuss the issue of separating the leadership of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command, a shift that some officials say would help avoid an undue concentration of power in one individual and separate entities with two fundamentally different missions: spying and conducting military attacks.
The administration is also discussing whether the NSA should be led by a civilian.
Officials said privately that the changes could help tamp the current furor over the NSAs sweeping powers by narrowing the authorities assigned to its director. Because of heightened political sensitivities, what might ordinarily be an internal Defense Department policy matter is now being coordinated by the White House, said officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. . .
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But does Valerie Jarrett have time for that?
Intel,NatSec and military operations are three important, distinct but interwoven essentials.
Whether they are successfully headed by one entity or two or three, civilian or military entities depends more fully on the CIC and the watchdogs.
That is our root problem, at present.
[Whether they are successfully headed by one entity or two or three, civilian or military entities depends more fully on the CIC and the watchdogs. . .That is our root problem, at present.]
This may be the beginning of an effort to blame all real and imagined sins of the NSA on its military leadership.
There does seem to be a purging of the non-embracers in the senior military going on.
Tough spot to be in for the career officers.
They break the military from the top down, from what I’ve read and seen.
The State-based National Guard is the fault line.
You had eyes before, but now you can see.
You had ears before, but now you can hear.
There is a proposal right now to merge the Air National Guard with the Air Force reserves. If that happens the other branches might follow. Of course I think this may be unconstitutional.
Guess what thats about.
Remove the local loyalty of the units. Allows in a disturbance/disaster to send troops into a state where there is no local allegiance.
Wake up, Americans!
The power consolidation phase. Get rid of Rohm, roll the regular army and SA into the Gestapo and SS respectively, and collect all civilian police departments into Interpol which that nice meticulous Heydrich guy who likes opposition research can administer.
Agree 10,000% he will give them all the Bengazi roof treatment.
I note that there is no input from any state governor mentined in the cited Defense News (Gannett) article.