The American intelligence infrastructure is in the midst of its most radical overhaul since the formation of the modem intelligence community following World War II. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, the political compromise resulting from the nation's post-September 11 intelligence soul searching, has fundamentally transformed the U.S. intelligence bureaucracy. Yet the policy debate to date has paid insufficient attention to whether the fifty-eight-year-old mandate of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) requires amendment in light of the contemporary fight against terrorism.
Harris, Grant T.
"The CIA Mandate and the War on Terror,"
Yale Law & Policy Review: Vol. 23
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol23/iss2/5