MI5-Style Intel Agency Could Be Hard Sell in U.S.
A domestic intelligence agency patterned after Britain’s MI5 could be a hard sell in the United States; the debate alone is turning traditional adversaries into allies.The possibility of a spy agency that could look like something out of a James Bond movie may be considered by the panel probing military and intelligence actions prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge traveled to the United Kingdom to visit MI5 headquarters last year. “MI5, which is the British intelligence agency, is probably something we don’t want in America,” California Rep. Jane Harman, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News on Tuesday. “What we do want is one coordinated, integrated intelligence community that knows what it knows.” Full Story