Joint Intelligence in a Changing Defense Establishment: The Case of Counterintelligence
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The reexamination of Defense intelligence roles, functions and organizational structures stimulated by the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 and subsequent changes in the global and fiscal environments includes the counterintelligence CI discipline. A view held by many in the Defense intelligence community is that CI has not come to grips with these changes, and is out of step with the changes taking place elsewhere in the national and Defense intelligence communities. In fact, CI has been undergoing significant transformation since the 1970s. Each stage in that transformation has produced a greater sense of unity of purpose and commonality of objectives in the CI community. The Defense CI community is also actively adapting to these profound environmental changes that have taken place since 1986. Much remains to be done, however, in terms of defining the desired end state for jointness in Defense CI, and in mapping the most appropriate path to that end state. Defense CI faces a number of important strategic challenges in the years ahead.
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