posted on May, 3 2020 @ 03:36 PM
There are many reasons for consolidating US intel/federal law enforcement. The benefits of such an initiative should be obvious:
1. Cost, naturally. There are agencies, particularly domestic ones, that have overlap in the missions they pursue (FBI, ATF, DEA, Homeland Security).
Systemic overlap in the private sector is rooted out ruthlessly and terminated with extreme prejudice.
2. Efficiency. 9/11 anyone? It became painfully obvious on 9/11 that the US had such a hodge podge of agencies, reporting chains, diverse SOPs for
communication and C&C, that it became a massive challenge trying to disseminate info and coordinate among the branches of domestic L.E. in real-time
3. Accountability. Should be pretty clear: it's much easier to track the activities of fewer agencies than many agencies. Pure speculation on my
part, but I'm guessing that the policies for reporting case work, and analysis of agent performance, is much different among the different
4. Clarifying responsibility (more on this later). This is mainly getting the CIA *out* of any kind of intel gathering and operations on American soil
as it pertains to US citizens. This should be a no-brainer, but there are often rumors and whispering that the CIA has active operational posture in
CONNUS, e.g. dabling in the proceedings of "Crossfire Hurricane". No, just no. They have no business investigating and tracking US citizens.
5. Raising the bar of agent recruitment. If indeed it's feasible to consolidate and do "more with less", imagine how much better caliber of agents
that the intel agencies could recruit. No Strozks, no Mcabes, No Clappers, Brennan, on and on. The smaller the pool of agents, the more competitive
the selection process.
How would I see this new organizational structure? Simple: 2 separate "offices" of the a broad-base, unified US Intelligence Agency.
* office of the interior ~~ in charge of all DOMESTIC investigations; subsumes FBI, ATF, DEA, DoHS, etc.
* office of foreign affairs ~~ CIA, NSA perhaps? IF YOU'RE INVESTIGATING NON-US CITIZENS, OR OUTSIDE US BORDER, YOU WORK HERE
I know, I know, this is the mother of all pipe dreams. That said, if you had the chance to tear up the US intelligence agencies,how would you
reconstruct them? //Would you even reconstruct them?// in other words, do you believe all is well with current construction.