Still Not Enough Dot-Connecting in Intelligence
The U.S. government still can’t link critical pieces of information that could warn of an impending terrorist plot, despite more than seven years of effort since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a new report from a bipartisan national-security group warns.
Getting security officials to connect information about threats is the “single most important step” the Obama administration should take to improve national security, the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age said in a report to be released Tuesday.
“Today, we are still vulnerable to attack because — as on 9/11 — we are still not able to connect the dots,” the group said, according to a copy of the report reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. “At the same time, civil liberties are at risk because we don’t have the government-wide policies in place to protect them as intelligence collection has expanded.”
Now let’s go back to arguing like adults over whether Freeman is a radical ideologue.