RealNews

CIA was stretched thin at time of terror threat

Prior to Sept.11, 2001, the CIA didn’t have the vision thing when it came to terrorism. That’s one conclusion of the panel investigating the events surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in any case.Analysts were stretched thin providing material for daily rounds of briefings to many people on many subjects, according to a newly released commission staff report. The rise of the Internet and round-the-clock news shows pressured the CIA to pass along reports at an ever-faster pace, to provide context for information policymakers were receiving from the media. “The analysts will tell you they hardly have time to keep up with the daily beat,” says Fred Hitz, a former CIA Inspector General who is now a lecturer in public affairs at Princeton University.Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.