By Tom Clancy, Peter Telep
The grasp of foreign intrigue and explosive motion introduces a brand new hero for a brand new period of struggle . . . opposed to a brand new type of threat--get able to meet ex-Navy SEAL Max Moore.
A terrorist bombing in Pakistan wipes out Max Moore’s whole CIA workforce. because the purely survivor, the previous army SEAL plunges deeper into the treacherous tribal lands to discover the terrorist phone, yet what he discovers there leads him to a miles darker conspiracy in an unforeseen a part of the globe—the US/Mexico border.
right here a drug conflict rages among the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels. The panorama is strewn with our bodies, innocents and drug purchasers alike, yet is there an excellent deadlier enemy lurking in history? Into this lethal brew, Moore leads a bunch of particularly chosen brokers whose bold activities exhibit stunning solutions and discover an unholy plan—a strike opposed to the very middle of the USA.
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When he was DCI, Admiral Stansfield Turner got the notion—probably based in part on advice from people who knew even less about intelligence than the admiral—that technical sensors could do what the spies could do, only better and more safely. The DCI was very much taken with this notion and decided that a combination of sharply focused intelligence requirements and capable satellites would be the wave of the intelligence future. He established a complex, expensive, and rather large bureaucracy to handle the requirements.
This process is usually referred to as current intelligence, and it takes up a good part of the work of intelligence analysts. 14 Fixing the Spy Machine Inevitably, current intelligence products are criticized because they are written by experts for non-experts—senior policy officials who are generalists rather than specialists. Consumers of intelligence who are area or functional specialists usually find daily reports lacking in specificity or detail and complain that the reports do not help them.
Any student of management who looks carefully at the conglomerate American Intelligence Community would certainly conclude that it ought to be realigned. There are nine major agencies plus a host of minor units, a chief executive with no control over most of these units, and a budget process that can only be called byzantine. Likely, this system could be "right-sized" and duplication cut back. But this is very difficult in Washington, where turf and money are so critical. The problem, then, is not only proposing changes to the Intelligence Community but also figuring how to make the changes actually happen.