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Intelligence Ombudsman

Today Washington Post writes about the 700 page report on the intelligence failures leading up to the Iraq war.

One of the several suggestions herein is that of an Intelligence Ombudsman - an independent part of the organization that can tackle analyst's complaints about having their work compromised. This seems to be an obvious swing against the Gordic knot that is tied by the unruly ends of secret organizations with very low accountability and independent and intelligent employees of the selfsame. But would the present organisation of intelligence services allow for such 'dissent' in their midst? An interesting addendum to the present discussion over intelligence services never the less.


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