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CIA director announces sweeping reorganization of spy agency
Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2015 11:11 PM EST | Ken Dilanian

Posted on 03/06/2015 9:15:08 PM PST by Olog-hai

Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the CIA, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable and close espionage gaps amid widespread concerns about the spy agency’s limited insights into a series of major global developments.

Brennan announced the restructuring to the CIA workforce on Friday, including a new directorate devoted to boosting the CIA’s computer hacking skills. He said the move comes after nine agency officers spent three months analyzing its management structure, including what deputy CIA director David Cohen called “pain points,” organizational areas where the CIA’s bureaucracy does not work efficiently. […]

The changes come against a backdrop of evidence that the CIA’s focus on hunting and killing terrorists since the Sept. 11 attacks has led to an erosion of the espionage and analytic capabilities the agency built during the Cold War. The CIA, along with other U.S. intelligence agencies, wrongly assessed the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in 2002 and failed to anticipate the rapid collapse of Middle East governments during the Arab Spring in 2011, among other shortcomings. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 201503; arabspring; binladen; brennan; cia; ciareorganization; cybersecurity; cyberwarfare; davidcohen; fifthcolumn; incompetent; iran; iranterrorstate; iraq; johnbrennan; kenyanbornmuzzie; liberalagenda; muslimconvert; muzzieconvert; nccp; obama; obl; rahman; rop; worlddwar3
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1 posted on 03/06/2015 9:15:08 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

epic fail.

The WMDs turned up in Syria.


2 posted on 03/06/2015 9:16:25 PM PST by __rvx86 (Rafael Cruz Jr: soon to be the first conservative, Latino President of the U.S. Si se puede!)
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To: LucyT

ping.


3 posted on 03/06/2015 9:16:34 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Olog-hai

Is Brennan or Clapper the muzzie?


4 posted on 03/06/2015 9:17:43 PM PST by clintonh8r (ISIS IS ISlam/Christian lives matter!)
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To: clintonh8r

It’s Brennan who was reported as such, yes.

Clapper did say that the Muslim Brotherhood was “largely secular”.


5 posted on 03/06/2015 9:21:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: clintonh8r

Brennan is a converted muslim.

Really helps me sleep at night.


6 posted on 03/06/2015 9:24:09 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Olog-hai

Brennan and Cohen....a Muslim and a Jew are #1 and 2 at the C I A!?

Can’t make this crap up.


7 posted on 03/06/2015 9:27:09 PM PST by Regulator
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To: txhurl

Seems to indicate one reason why Obama is now open about being OK with Iran having the bomb. The Uniparty is shown as the enemy within, being okay with this guy Brennan who is now finishing the job of gutting US intelligence.


8 posted on 03/06/2015 9:27:48 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Regulator

Pardon? Liberal Jews are no more Jewish than liberal Christians are Christian.


9 posted on 03/06/2015 9:28:39 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Gee, maybe it’s because the CIA is doing a job it wasn’t intended to do. It wasn’t supposed to be a paramilitary outfit.


10 posted on 03/06/2015 9:29:01 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: Shadow44

That’s only part of it, of course.


11 posted on 03/06/2015 9:30:44 PM PST by Olog-hai
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12 posted on 03/06/2015 9:33:01 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Olog-hai

True. There is of course incompetence. But the use of the CIA as being this army that doesn’t require accountability really irritates me.


13 posted on 03/06/2015 9:33:15 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: Olog-hai

“failed to anticipate the rapid collapse of Middle East governments during the Arab Spring in 2011, among other shortcomings”

Failed to foresee the Obama regime being supportive and complicit in the radical muslim uprisings that resulted in disastrous consequences for ME nations, destroying relationships with our Allies and forming new alliances with enemies of the US...among other epic failures...


14 posted on 03/06/2015 9:34:59 PM PST by bluejean (The lunatics are running the asylum)
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To: Olog-hai; txhurl

I do recall that in the movie “Zero Dark Thirty” in one scene a senior CIA executive was shown doing a Muslim prayer. I guess that was him. I can understand someone being born into a particular faith, but how screwed up do you have to be to be a civilized, western, presumably Christian man and convert to a perverted death cult like mohamedanism?


15 posted on 03/06/2015 9:35:26 PM PST by clintonh8r (ISIS IS ISlam/Christian lives matter!)
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To: clintonh8r

I don’t care if this sounds prejudiced, but I don’t get why they even are employees.

Nobody hired Communists during the Cold War, it was a no-brainer.


16 posted on 03/06/2015 9:37:42 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: Shadow44

You sure we had no double agents during the Cold War?


17 posted on 03/06/2015 9:40:14 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: txhurl

Although bear in mind during the cold war many if not most of the CIA were communist sympathizers if not outright communists.


18 posted on 03/06/2015 9:40:25 PM PST by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Olog-hai

Of course we did. But we didn’t set ourselves up to be infiltrated by hiring members of CPUSA. That’s why Joe McCarthy irritated the left so much, because he was trying to enforce the law.


19 posted on 03/06/2015 9:42:27 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: Olog-hai
I see Snowden has been working to get back home ‘recently’ without much luck...only thing they promise him is he won't get shot...ha!

So now he's begging Switzerland to take him...Like Assauge the two of them played their cards and both got stuck.

20 posted on 03/06/2015 9:47:14 PM PST by caww
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