The Evolution of the Intelligence Community

In this Viewpoints, Robert Simeral of the Naval Postgraduate School interviews internationally recognized terrorism expert Mark Lowenthal. Lowenthal, author of five books and more than 90 academic articles on the topic, discusses the evolution of the intelligence community. He talks about how the 17 federal agencies comprising the intelligence community and why they are configured the way they are. Lowenthal also discusses how intelligence professionals are keen to abide by Constitutional protections, despite occasional public perception otherwise.

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