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Intelligence impasse mainly a question of control

Imagine this scenario: The CIA wants spy satellite coverage of Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons complex. But military commanders in Iraq need an updated overhead image of battle-scarred Fallujah. The satellite is overhead for only so long and can do only so much. Which mission gets priority? Who decides?Those are the kinds of questions that have stalled a bill to restructure the U.S. intelligence system. The legislation reached Congress with enormous political momentum from the 9/11 Commission but has met increasing resistance as the national security debate has shifted from how best to manage the open-ended war on terrorism to how to meet the day-to-day needs of frontline troops. Full Story

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