Government Defends Scathing Expose Of Intelligence Community Failure

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Government Defends Scathing Expose Of Intelligence Community FailureThe Obama administration is still reeling from a report published last week in The Washington Post that appears to show the government’s failure to control and manage the intelligence community that expanded substantially since 9/11.

The newspaper’s investigation has revealed that the field of intelligence gathering has grown so extensively it is impossible to gauge its effectiveness any more. In fact, there are apparently more than 1,200 government agencies and 1,900 private companies that work in counter-terrorism, homeland security and intelligence.

This growth, combined with an increase in secrecy and loss of transparency, is making it impossible for experts to ascertain how much the effort costs United States taxpayers and whether the nation is safer at all as a result of this expansion, the news source further reported.

In response to these revelations, government officials affirmed that the system may have its inefficiencies, but overall it is "achieving untold successes every day,” according to acting Director of National Intelligence David Gompert.

He added that the Post report does not represent “the intelligence community we know.”ADNFCR-1961-ID-19902129-ADNFCR

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