Intel post becomes ‘wicked problem’ for W.H. - Josh Gerstein
How can you tell when a job is really for show? When the people in the job are denied the authority to get the job done. IMO
Prominent political figures and intelligence veterans aren’t exactly leaping at the opportunity to replace Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence who was ousted by President Barack Obama last week after losing a series of fights with the CIA and presiding over an intelligence system that failed to detect beforehend three significant terror strikes.
Intelligence veterans say the next DNI will inherit a job with a big mandate – overseeing a sprawling U.S. intelligence bureaucracy largely suspicious and resentful of him – but little real power to carry out reforms, and a position first in line to take the inevitable political heat.