The Role of Defense in Shaping U.S. Intelligence Reform

James R. Clapper

in The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780195375886
Published online September 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

The Role of Defense in Shaping U.S. Intelligence Reform

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This article discusses the intelligence-reform movement since the 9/11 attack. It particularly places emphasis on Defense Intelligence reforms. The article also explores the role of the Defense Intelligence in shaping and implementing law and executive guidance and policy. It also discusses how long-term, trusted relationships between key intelligence officials in place during 2007 to 2008 were a critical factor in events moving successfully through a number of contentious policy issues. The article ends with some views on the future directions of research in this field in order to bring the intelligence-reform movement to fruition.

Keywords: intelligence-reform movement; Defense Intelligence reforms; intelligence officials; executive guidance; law; policy; intelligence reform

Article.  5063 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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