Amy Zegart Discusses Case for Intelligence Reform

Amy Zegart Discusses Case for Intelligence Reform

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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 8:10pm

Public policy professor and intelligence expert Amy Zegart spoke with the Australian Broadcast Company, to discuss the growing need for intelligence reform in the United States. The article highlighted both positive and negative impacts created by post 9/11 policy and leadership reforms. Combined with several deteriorating factors, the article states that President Obama's creation of an intelligence "czar" and waning support by Congress have weakened national security efforts to protect against large-scale terrorism. Zegart states that:

The new intelligence 'czar' that was created after 9/11 to try to coordinate this ever growing intelligence system, that position was weak when it was born and it's grown weaker in the past year or so."

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Public policy professor and intelligence expert Amy Zegart spoke with the Australian Broadcast Company, to discuss the growing need for intelligence reform in the United States. The article highlighted both positive and negative impacts created by post 9/11 policy and leadership reforms. Combined with several deteriorating factors, the article states that President Obama's creation of an intelligence "czar" and waning support by Congress have weakened national security efforts to protect against large-scale terrorism. Zegart states that: