- We have discussed the creation of DHS which combined 22 agencies into one. Similarly, after 9/11, the position of Director, National Intelligence was created to provide oversight of the Intelligence Community. Yet there are still 17 separate intelligence agencies in US government:
Director, National Intelligence
Central Intelligence Agency
Department of Energy
Department of Homeland Security
Department of State
Department of Treasury
Defense Intelligence Agency
Drug Enforcement Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
National Reconnaissance Office
National Security Agency
Air Force Intelligence
Marine Corps Intelligence
Coast Guard Intelligence
Of these, which do you feel would be most effective in accomplishing homeland security goals in the international arena? Select and discuss a program in this agency to support your view. Which agency do you feel would be least effective in these endeavors? Why?
- Included in the State Department budget is funding for “Contributions to International Organizations (CIO).” CIO provides the US contribution to the operating budgets of many international organizations. For example, the US provides 22% of funding for the United Nations. There is a belief in some circles that the US should withhold funding for organizations that adopt policies contrary to US values. Is this a legitimate view? Why or why not?
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