To wit, the United States government has
seventeen separate intelligence agencies:

  1. Central Intelligence Agency
  2. Department of Energy, Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
  3. Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence and Analysis
  4. Department of State, Intelligence and Research
  5. Department of Treasury, Office of Intelligence and Analysis
  6. Defense Intelligence Agency
  7. Drug Enforcement Administration
  8. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  9. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  10. National Reconnaissance Office
  11. National Security Agency
  12. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  13. U.S. Air Force, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  14. U.S. Army, Army Military Intelligence
  15. U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Intelligence
  16. U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
  17. U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Intelligence

This list is laughable. Even if one allows for separate agencies for international intelligence, domestic intelligence and military intelligence, this group of 17 should be, at most three.

Dispose of the rest.



The federal government isn’t hurting for money. It’s hurting because of bloat.

The wails of anguish from the D.C. political class that the federal leviathan doesn’t have any money to provide basic services is bollocks. The federal government has too much money. It only needs more money to feed the bloat.

To wit, the United States government has seventeen separate intelligence agencies:

  1. Central Intelligence Agency
  2. Department of Energy, Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
  3. Department of Homeland Security, Intelligence and Analysis
  4. Department of State, Intelligence and Research
  5. Department of Treasury, Office of Intelligence and Analysis
  6. Defense Intelligence Agency
  7. Drug Enforcement Administration
  8. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  9. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  10. National Reconnaissance Office
  11. National Security Agency
  12. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  13. U.S. Air Force, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  14. U.S. Army, Army Military Intelligence
  15. U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Intelligence
  16. U.S. Marine Corps, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
  17. U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Intelligence
This list is laughable. Even if one allows for separate agencies for international intelligence, domestic intelligence and military intelligence, this group of 17 should be, at most three.
Dispose of the rest.
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