Petraeus At Langley -- Washington Free Beacon
CIA director quietly pushing reforms, but critics say too much focus on drone war continues.
CIA Director David Petraeus, who won praise as the Army’s out-of-the-box theorist, is quietly reshaping the CIA toward covert paramilitary operations, and some agency hands say the continued military focus is limiting efforts to improve CIA spies’ mission of stealing secrets.
The retired four-star general—who rewrote the counterinsurgency field manual in the early 2000s and then saw it applied most effectively in Iraq and with less effect in Afghanistan—is considered one of the Army’s most innovative generals.
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My Comment: From stealing secrets to running covert paramilitary operations .... the CIA is returning to itsWorld War II OSS roots .... and doing a very effective job at that.