Friday, July 3, 2009
The Decline Of The Central Intelligence Agency
The CIA is one of those institutions that exists solely on the prestige of its former glory. If it were not for that, I believe the CIA would be dissolved in favor of some new, more effective intelligence apparatus.
In the 1960's and 70's, the war in Iraq would have been a laughable endeavor. Back then, covert action was the option of choice. The CIA would train, equip, and fund dissident movements within hostile nations and wait for the opportunity to exploit coups d'etats. All this would take place with the US having clean hands.
The recent civil strife in Iran is but the latest lost opportunity to assist legitimate and friendly dissident movements by way of covert action. The CIA is too transparent anymore and its clandestine service is incompetent.
North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, and all the other enemy regimes can all rest assured that they are safe with the current CIA running our clandestine affairs.