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Dissent On Intelligence Is Critical, Report Says

A presidential commission assigned to look into the intelligence failures leading up to the Iraq war will recommend a series of changes intended to encourage more dissent within the nation’s spy agencies and better organize the government’s multi-tentacled fight against terrorism, officials said yesterday. In a report to be made public tomorrow, the officials said, the panel will propose more competitive analysis and information-sharing by intelligence agencies, improved tradecraft training, more “devil’s advocacy” in the formation of national intelligence estimates and the appointment of an intelligence ombudsman to hear from analysts who believe their work has been compromised.Full Story

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