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As the global war on terrorism continues to expand and the post-Cold War security environment remains in flux, both the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. intelligence have been thrust into the public spotlight, leading to renewed recognition of the importance of intelligence and the need for improvements in intelligence operations. The research presented in this report was conducted by the author, a senior intelligence officer, during her sabbatical at the RAND Corporation from 2002 to 2003. She advances the argument that a “Revolution in Intelligence Affairs” is needed to prepare the Intelligence Community to meet its future challenges. In this report, she presents a framework for how the United States should consider specific changes to its intelligence enterprise to improve its effectiveness.

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