C/O Charles Faddis Home CNN Editor’s note: Charles S. Faddis is a retired CIA operations officer and the former head of the CIA’s unit focused on fighting terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction. The author of a recently published book about the CIA, “ Beyond Repair,” Faddis is also president of Orion Strategic Services, a Maryland-based consulting firm. Phi Beta Iota: We know and admire Charles Faddis. Below the fold are other references on the implosion of CIA, which is no longer fit for duty. Panetta means well, but he does not know what he does not know, and the stuffed shirts surrounding him are not about to tell him what he really does need to know, in part because they don’t know, they’ve made a career out of pushing paper, inflating success, and avoiding accountability. The difference between the earlier set of anti-CIA retirees and our set are two: 1) we’re not breaking rules and cannot credibly be labeled as traitors; and 2) we know vastly more about the real world of all-source intelligence than the incompetent insiders and we cannot be silenced. Eventually an honest political leadership will hear us. Full Story Online STORY HIGHLIGHTS We owe it to 7 fallen CIA agents ( sic) to examine the state of the CIA, says Charles Faddis [PBI: US citizens are officers, the recruited foreigners are agents] A retired CIA officer, Faddis says the agency is hobbled by bureaucracy He says the CIA’s leaders lack the experience to run counter-terror operations CIA needs stronger training, better leadership and higher standards, he says Earlier Relevant Journal Entries:
Book: INTELLIGENCE FOR EARTH–Chapter 15 Loaded
Worth a Look: Recovering Spy Seeks Work
Event: 16 Jan 10 DC Demonstration Against CIA Drone Deaths with Cynthia McKinney and Cindy Sheehan
Journal: CIA as Poster Child For Dull US Intelligence
Journal: CIA’s Poor Tradecraft AND Poor Management
O’s ‘Fixes’ Will Fail:Feeding more fat to obese US intelligence (Ralph Peters)
Reference: WH CT Summary, POTUS Directive, DNI Blurb
Search: QDR OSINT
Journal: Intelligence World Close to a Paradigm Shift?
Journal: USG, IC, and Especially CT in a Shambles
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Journal: The Plot Thickens–Who Benefits?
Reference: Fixing Intel–A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan
Journal: Evidence of Nigerian Terrorist Being Staged
Journal: Scheuer on C-SPAN, Blows Off Key Question
Journal: Death of CIA Personnel in Afghanistan
Journal: WIRED to IC–You’re Tired, Get Wired….
Journal: Michael Scheuer Slams Brennan, Tenet, Berger on CNN
Reference: Jack Devine on Tomorrow’s Spygames
Reference: 73 Rules of Tradecraft (Dulles via Srodes)
Journal: Heads Will Roll (Deckchairs Will Be Re-Arranged)
Journal: What Is Your Organization’s Mission? (Peggy Noonan)
Journal: Walking Into Al Qaeda’s Trap in Yemen
Journal: Underpants Bomber Shines Light on Naked USG–Without Four Reforms, USA Locked in Place
Journal: The Demise of US Intelligence Qua Brains
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