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Sep 14

Intelligence: Reform or Revolution? The Battle to Transform Our Intelligence Community

Location: 385 Russell Senate Building

The release of the 9/11 Commission report fired a much needed and highly effective volley at the status quo within the intelligence community. Since then, Congress and the Administration have actively sought better ways to gather, organize, and utilize the intelligence required for advancing America' national security. Competing visions, interests and legislative initiatives are devolving into bureaucratic territorial battles that could undermine good intentions. As 9/11 commission member, and former Navy Secretary, John Lehman recently said, "A revolution is coming." Or is it?

While updating how our nation's intelligence community operates and cooperates is overdue, Congress must avoid a rush to failure. The chance to fundamentally restructure our national security apparatus rarely comes along. Once done, the energy needed to push reform dissipates. Flaws can go uncorrected for decades.

Please join us as our speakers and panelists explore the national security implications of prospective intelligence reforms.

More About the Speakers

Edwin Meese, III
Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy, The Heritage Foundation

Al Felzenberg
Deputy for Communications, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Peter Brookes
Senior Fellow for National Security Affairs and Director, The Heritage Foundation

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Michael Franc Michael Franc

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