The Intelligence Community

Perhaps the 9/11 Commission should have hired Valdis Krebs before making its recommendation on how to refine the nomenklatura. Its difficult to see how the so-called intelligence community can be a community if they do not communicate. Inserting a new director above the incommunicado factions does not much improve the lines of communication between those groups.

Interestingly enough, the structure of our intelligence organizations was strongly influenced, not just by turfwars as usual, but by a President seeking to keep them off-balance, and revised by Congress in response to certain behaviors against the citizenry, most often associated with another President though by no means confined to his administration.