Intelligence Espionage

Considering the Creation of a Domestic Intelligence Agency by Brian Jackson

By Brian Jackson

With terrorism nonetheless well-known at the U.S. schedule, even if the country1s prevention efforts fit the possibility the U.S. faces remains to be imperative in coverage debate. Does the rustic want a committed household intelligence service provider? Case experiences of 5 different democracies--Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the UK--provide classes and customary issues which may support policymakers come to a decision.

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To the extent that this can be judged, how effec9 The factors that framed the case studies (including the nine factors listed here and a tenth that focuses on each case’s relevant lessons for the United States) were crafted primarily by our colleague and co–project leader, Gregory Treverton. His contribution to defining the structure of and providing the frame for the case studies is gratefully acknowledged. Introduction 11 tive are they at discovering and calling to attention mistakes or abuses?

Mission and critical capabilities: Is the service focused on terrorism or another specific mission? How large is its staff, and what are its key capabilities? With what methods does it accomplish its mission? 3. Leadership and human capital: What source provides the service with its leaders? Have these leaders been career professionals, leaders in related sectors or institutions, or outsiders? How has the organization met its human-capital needs for qualified individuals below the leadership level and for all intelligence functions?

Further details about the investigatory role of the ANAO and AAT can be obtained from AAT, undated, and ANAO, undated. 60 Author telephone interview, June 2007, and Canberra, October 2007; Burch, 2007, p. 10; PM&C, 2006, pp. 41–42. 61 Although ASIO is exempt from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (1982), it is required to abide by the Archives Act, which allows members of the public to access agency records that are at least 30 years old. In general, release of these data is denied only when disclosure could damage national security or expose the existence or identity of a confidential source.

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