Authors: Elaine Kamarck
October 1, 2005
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
In the years since the end of the Cold War, the intelligence community (IC) has engaged in much soul searching but with little action. That is begin¬ning to change in the wake of intelligence failures surrounding September 11, 2001, and in Iraq. But the solutions enacted so far, especially the creation of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, do not get to some of the real problems in the com¬munity. The community was built to follow the Soviet monolith, and it needs fundamental reforms in the ways ordinary intelligence officers work to meet the new threats of the 21st century. This report concludes with eight recommendations aimed at building a different, more comprehensive intelligence community capable of providing its customers with knowledge about the threats that this country and the world will face in the years ahead.
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