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The 2006 Annual Report of the United States Intelligence Community

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In Fiscal Year FY 2006, the Intelligence Community IC contributed to the security of the United States and helped protect and advance national interests. Building on the important structural changes made just before FY 2006, the IC acted in a more integrated manner than ever before against our most important objectives, as expressed in our National Intelligence Strategy, assisting decisionmakers to understand the world around us and to act on behalf of the United States. Major accomplishments included work with military, diplomatic, and law enforcement officials in their efforts to - Neutralize terrorists, their allies, and their plots, to include Abu Musab al Zarqawi in Iraq - Identify and even disrupt the efforts of those seeking and spreading weapons of mass destruction - Monitor and assist democratic reforms around the globe - Understand the intentions and capabilities of hard-target regimes and their agents - Watch the horizon for gathering threats and provide situational awareness during crises such as those in Lebanon and Darfur. Not all of our efforts in FY 2006 met with success, however, and significant challenges remain. In several areas, we have yet to achieve the transformation and integration of the IC called for in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. By its nature, this integration will be a long process, but its benefits in many areas are already evident, spurring increased support among the agencies and their customers for continuing the efforts at an accelerated pace. We are also seeing more clearly where the true challenges lieand building the trust within the IC that will be necessary to address them. In accordance with the statutory requirement to present this annual report, its text is divided into two sections. The first section states the requirements of the United States for intelligence in the next FY to come FY 2008. The second section discusses the performance of the IC in the FY that just ended FY 2006.

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

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