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The New Politics of Intelligence: Will Reforms Work This Time?

Author: Richard K. Betts, Adjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies
May/June 2004
Foreign Affairs


The failure to prevent the September 11 attacks or find Iraqi WMD have put intelligence at the center of this year's presidential campaign. The key to better performance, however, lies not in major reforms but in the character and sense of responsible officials.

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