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Pentagon Sees Risks in Intelligence Shakeup

Congress must take care that any U.S. intelligence overhaul does not hamper military commanders’ access to timely information, top Pentagon officials said on Wednesday. While not criticizing the Sept. 11 commission’s recommendations for intelligence changes, the Pentagon’s undersecretary for intelligence, Stephen Cambone, urged caution and said the rebuilt system must ensure that “support that’s going to be needed for the war-fighter will be there when he picks up the phone and seeks it.” “There’s always a concern that we add bureaucracy that does not allow us to get immediate information,” said Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno, who was a commander in Iraq for a year. Full Story

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