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Some already resisting changes in U.S. intelligence structure

Proposals to restructure U.S. intelligence and create an intelligence “czar” come out of the 9/11 Commission report with powerful momentum from the families of victims of the terror attacks. But the ideas are already meeting resistance, some of it political, some of it substantive. President Bush chose his words carefully when he said Thursday he looks forward to “studying” the commission’s recommendations. His homeland security chief, Tom Ridge, wonders whether more bureaucracy is the solution to the problem. And the CIA warns that restructuring intelligence may distract from the day-to-day job of fighting terrorism. Bush’s national security adviser Condoleezza Rice said Friday in television interviews that change was needed, but she stopped far short of endorsing the creation of a national intelligence directorship. Full Story

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