In this essay for Foreign Policy, Daniel Prieto ’91 widens the debate on U.S. intelligence, in light of the recent furor over the NSA’s data collection and surveillance programs. Are American spies the next victims of the Internet age?
The furor over the NSA’s data collection and surveillance programs has been fierce, but the debate it has sparked has been far too narrow. The value and legality of the programs is extremely important, but we should be asking a more fundamental question: Does the U.S. intelligence apparatus, transformed in the dozen years since 9/11, meet the challenges and threats that the United States faces today and into the future?
Is the “business model” of U.S. intelligence — how intelligence is gathered, analyzed, and used, basically the key operating features that comprise the U.S. intelligence enterprise — sufficient and sustainable, or does it need to evolve to something different or something more?
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