Intelligence run amuck

September 15th, 2011

After 9/11 we thought we did everything to protect ourselves from another terrorist attack. In fact, we may have done too much. We created multiple security programs, hired hundreds of thousand of people, all with top secret clearances and in so doing, may have created an intelligence bureaucracy, the size, scope and duplication of which has put us at even greater risk.

So argues Washington Post journalist William Arkin who, along with multi Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Dana Priest, examines all of this in their new book Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State. My conversation with William Arkin:

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