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Ex-Chiefs Disagree on Intelligence Overhaul

A former CIA director yesterday endorsed a drastic overhaul of the nation’s intelligence system, while another said radical change could make matters worse. The opposing views of former directors John M. Deutch and James R. Schlesinger, who testified before a bipartisan commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, illustrate the depth of disagreement among experts over whether intelligence failures before the attacks can be solved through major reforms. The debate over the creation of a domestic intelligence agency akin to Britain’s is a central question facing the commission, a 10-member panel created by Congress to investigate issues related to the attacks in New York and on the Pentagon. Full Story

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