Secret Report Raises Alarms On Intelligence Blind Spots Because Of AQ Focus -- Washington Post
A panel of White House advisers warned President Obama in a secret report that U.S. spy agencies were paying inadequate attention to China, the Middle East and other national security flash points because they had become too focused on military operations and drone strikes, U.S. officials said.
Led by influential figures including new Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and former senator David L. Boren (D-Okla.), the panel concluded in a report last year that the roles of the CIA, the National Security Agency and other spy services had been distorted by more than a decade of conflict.
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My Comment: After being focused on Al Qaeda for almost 12 years .... the consensus is that much of the threat has been neutralized, and it is now time to focus on other areas. I am also in agreement with this point of view.