THE REFORM THE IC REALLY NEEDS
More HUMINT. More and varied analysts with linguistic skills. Coordination of the IC in an an ” Intelligence War Cabinet ” headed by a real spymaster DCI with open-door Oval Office access and the National Security Advisor as vice-chairman. Currently the CIA seems to do little other than reanalyze, repeatedly, intel that collected by the SIGINT agencies, the DIA and the individual branch MI services – all of which have analyzed the same data before passing it along. We need to get the CIA back into robust intel collection and recruitment of agents of influence, who are actually more important than mere ” spies” in the long run.
America needs an intel “Czar” like we need another Church Committee.