In the Media
- From The Washington Post, Oil spill panel faces challenges, criticism as it begins work , July 12, 2010
- From Time, Spotlight: The Intelligence Breakdown , January 18, 2010
- From New York Times, Shadow of 9/11 Is Cast Again , December 30, 2009
- From Time, Overseas Turf War Between the CIA and DNI Won't Die , November 6, 2009
- From Time, A Brief History of CIA Assets
- From Time, Terror Interrogations: Can the CIA and FBI Work Together?, July 26, 2009
- From Time, The CIA's Secret Program: Why Wasn't Panetta Told?, July 14, 2009
- From the New York Times, Turf Battles on Intelligence Pose Test for Spy Chiefs, June 8, 2009
- From the Washington Post, CIA Announces Push to Improve Agency's Language Proficiency, May 30, 2009
- From the New York Times, Panetta is Chosen as CIA Chief, in a Surprise Step, Jan. 6, 2009
- From the Washington Post, Experience Is Prime Asset for New Spy Chiefs, December 3, 2008
- From the Wall Street Journal, Scowcroft Proteges on Obama's Radar, Nov. 24, 2008
- From the Wall Street Journal, FBI Wrestling with Remake as Intelligence Agency, Sept. 16, 2008
- From The Washington Post, Writers Posit That Foreign Policy Could Be a Bush Legacy , September 15, 2008
- From Newsweek, The Constitution in Peril, October 8, 2007
- From the NY Times, Logged In and Sharing Gossip, er, Intelligence, September 2, 2007
- From National Interest Online, Rapid Reaction: Blame Game at the CIA, August 23, 2007
- From USA Today, Terrorism suspects often seem far from al-Qaeda's 'A' team, May 14, 2007
- From the Baltimore Sun, Management shortcomings seen at NSA, May 7, 2007
- From the National Journal, Shadow Hunters, April 27, 2007
- From the Baltimore Sun, U.S. spy agencies widen recruiting, April 15, 2007
- From the NY Times, U.S. Intelligence chief asked for shift to State Department, January 4, 2007
- From the NY Times, F.B.I. Struggling to Reinvent Itself to Fight Terror, October 10, 2006
- From PBS Frontline, The Enemy Within, October 10, 2006
- From the NY Times, A General in Charge: Why the Fuss?, May 9, 2006
- From the NY Times, Overhaul of U.S. spies shows signs of disarray, March 1, 2006
- From the NY Times, Year Into Revamped Spying, Troubles and Some Progress, February 28, 2006
- From the NY Times, Former Iraq Arms Inspector Faults Prewar Intelligence, August 19, 2004
- "The CIA's License to Fail," Los Angeles Times Sunday Current, September 23, 2007
- "Outside View: Hill Intelligence Unreformed,"UPI, August 30, 2007
- "Our Clueless Intelligence System," Washington Post, July 8, 2007
- "Washington Post op-ed blog debate with NCTC Director Admiral John Redd." 2 parts: "Yes, we do have a clue" and "What the Admiral Doesn't Say,"
- "Universities Must Not Ignore Intelligence Research," The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 3, 2007.
- "The CIA's Family Jewels," Huffington Post, June 28, 2007.
- "Not so smart intelligence," Los Angeles Times, September 17, 2006.
- "Prepare for the next disaster, not the last one," Baltimore Sun, September 21, 2005.
- "System, not just leaders, failed," Miami Herald, September 19, 2005.
- "CIA"s problems lie not just with individuals," Newsday, September 11, 2005.
- "Misguided measures in homeland security," The San Diego Union-Tribune, September 10, 2004.
- "The 911 hearings: A failure to focus the priorities," Newsday, March 28, 2004.
- "City Hall goes to war," with Richard J. Riordan, New York Times, July 5, 2002.
- "Spy vs. spy: Two agencies, two turfs, and no communications," Newsday, May 26, 2002.
- "Commission impossible," Louisville Courier-Journal, October 30, 2001.
The Inspector General's report describes CIA interrogators menacing suspects with guns and power drills and threatening to rape their wives and kill their children. Did Bush White House officials authorize torture? What's next for the CIA, the FBI and efforts to protect America's national security? Also, President Obama nominates Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to a second term, and we hear from Scotland about the political consequences of releasing the Lockerbie bomber.
A professor of public policy offers her analysis of why the CIA and the FBI failed to adapt to the growing threat of terrorism before 9/11 and why, more than six years later, our country's intelligence systems remain inadequate.
In her new book, Spying Blind, National Security expert, Amy Zegart attributes the intelligence failures that preceded the September 11th terrorist attack to our intelligence system itself. Larry talks with Zegart who argues that longstanding organizational weaknesses prevented the CIA and FBI from opportunities to disrupt the September 11 plot.
The number two job in U.S. intelligence has been vacant for more than a year. During that time, a number of potential candidates have been approached for the job, but there is still no word that it has been filled. Intelligence watchers say the perception that the job is a thankless one may be the reason for the delay.
This week, administration officials announced that John Negroponte would be leaving his position as the Director of National Intelligence to become Deputy Secretary of State. Negroponte became DNI less than two years ago. Professor Amy Zegart of UCLA talks with John Ydstie [on NPR] about what the change may mean for the intelligence community.
Other Radio Shows
Part 1 of California Connected's interview with national security expert Amy Zegart. She says that human intelligence is critical in fighting terrorism and that we should still fear Osama Bin Laden. She also described how this enemy is different from any other we have known and why it's important to address the root causes of terrorism. 04:37
Part 2 of California Connected's interview with national security expert Amy Zegart. She discusses the deficiencies and realities of U.S. intelligence, and the feelings of frustration within the intelligence community. 05:12
Part 3 of California Connected's interview with national security expert Amy Zegart. She talks about the potential of California as a terrorist target -- specifically the Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach -- the ineffectiveness of airport security, a need for better strategic intelligence, emergency preparedness and our fears. 05:2