The 9/11 Commission Report - Chapter 13 "How to Do It" Summary & Analysis

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America's national security apparatus was organized to fight the Cold War. The government must be reorganized for the challenges of confronting nebulous, non-state actors (terrorist organizations).

The Commission recommends: Creating a National Counterterrorism Center that will unify intelligence on terrorism and bridge the foreign-domestic divide; creating the position of National Intelligence Director (now known as Director of National Intelligence) that will unify all the disparate intelligence agencies across the government; redesigning the government's computer information systems on a network model rather than the current hub-and-spoke model; improving congressional oversight to increase accountability; and strengthening all agencies involved in homeland defense.

A National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) would solve the problem of different agencies acting on the same problem with no one clearly in charge. Opportunities to uncover the 9/11 plot were lost because of lack of direction...

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