According to their websites the United States Intelligence Community (IC) is a cooperative federation of 16 separate
Obama’s first intelligence chief was Admiral Dennis Blair who had friction with the White House and turf fights with
I don’t know much about spooks thwarting attacks, or their turf fights, but I did stand in a line of anti-war protestors and got zapped for it by the spooks in 2004. Dick Cheney came to my hometown of
About three months later my wife and I were waiting to board a flight at the
Retired Air Force
Senators at Clapper's confirmation hearing voiced skepticism about the ability of the next overseer of the nation's 16 spy agencies to manage the sprawling intelligence community which the last three directors struggled with, mainly because of turf fights between the National Security Council and the
Clapper insisted he would be able to exercise the necessary authority using the powers the DNI already has, rather than "going through the trauma," of another reorganization and “would not agree to take the position if I was going to be a titular figure or hood ornament."
During his confirmation hearing he also said his 46 years' experience working in the intelligence field makes him uniquely qualified for the job.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of
Democracy dies when government lies. Secrecy sucks. How many of us are on the lists of suspects with so many spooks and spies running amuck?