posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 11:41 PM
Remember how Obama claimed that prior to the Snowden leaks that he was on the ball already in investigating the NSA? Up until aproximately May, Obama
fired 8 out of 14 of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board members, and two left on their own. But, Obama never replaced them.
I am not certain what this all means, but there were only 4 out of a possible 16 members left. Now they would be the obvious choice to review the NSA
activities. So what would be the reason for mostly disbanding an intelligence advisory board?
The President’s Intelligence Advisory Board stood 14 members strong through 2012, but the White House website was recently
updated to show the panel’s roster shrinking to just four people.
In the past four years, the high-powered group has waded into the implications of WikiLeaks for intelligence sharing, and urged retooling of
America’s spy agencies as the United States withdraws from big wars abroad.
Obama upends intel panel
“I’m sort of surprised because I follow this very closely. … Four people down from 14 — I can see why this is raising your eyebrows,”
said Michael Desch, head of Notre Dame’s political science department and co-author of “Privileged and Confidential: The Secret History of the
President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.”
“If this is as it appears, this is pretty remarkable,” Desch said. “The PIAB doesn’t look fully staffed. … This does look
The Secret History of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.
Book description :
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Above the politics and ideological battles of Washington, D.C., is a committee that meets behind locked doors and leaves its paper trail in
classified files. The President's Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB) is one of the most secretive and potentially influential segments of the U.S.
intelligence community. Established in 1956, the PIAB advises the president about intelligence collection, analysis, and estimates, and
about the legality of foreign intelligence activities.
edit on 19-8-2013 by elouina because: (no reason given)