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Some US intelligence experts say the government should rethink how it gathers information in the war on terror.
Four intelligence community veterans led by former C-I-A deputy director Richard Kerr offer their assessment in an unofficial C-I-A journal. The group was tasked with studying how the agency botched its assessment of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction.One conclusion is that there are still problems of communication involving the various intelligence centers in government. The authors says analysis is suffering because of coordination problems, duplication, confusion and misuse of scarce resources. One agency treats the violence in Iraq as terrorism. Another will consider it insurgency.
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