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Blinded vigilance: How Deutch and Tenet helped weaken CIA prior to 9/11

by J. Michael Waller, Insight magazine, October 15, 2001 While the terrorists and their sponsors were plotting to hijack airliners and crash them into Manhattan skyscrapers and the Pentagon, senior CIA officials were compelling analysts and operations officers to attend sensitivity-training classes and sew diversity quilts. That is a fact. It also is a metaphor for why

Ground down CIA still in the pit [pre-9/11 story]

by J. Michael Waller, Insight magazine, September 7, 2001. Why are Bill Clinton’s political appointees still running the CIA? The question is nagging preparedness-minded supporters of President George W. Bush who are worried that the holdover intelligence community, like the rank upon rank of social-policy holdovers at the Pentagon, at best may be naïve and at worst