Thursday, December 22, 2016

The House and Senate Committees on Intelligence has a special place in the USA during the administration transition.

Advisory: (click here) NSA Director Rogers to Testify in Open Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing This Week

The Trump administration that is taking shape does not reflect seasoned personnel in the dynamics since 2001. 

The last time the USA experienced an attack on it's citizens was 2001. It was also an attack on the pentagon itself. September 11, 2001 was an attack on the USA brain trust more than any other segment of our countries.

During the September 11 attacks in 2001, there were 2,996 people killed and more than 6,000 others wounded. These immediate deaths included 265 on the four planes, 2,606 in the World Trade Center and in the surrounding area, and 125 at the Pentagon.

The House and Senate Intelligence Committees need to be seeking information they know results in the best information for the country. The transition will bring novices to the current risk environment, no matter their credentials. 

I suggest if there is regression of expertise within the intelligence community to the USA the Committees speak out loudly to the American people. Americans have a right to be safe and to be educated to risks in their lives. I fully expect new appointees will try new strategies. That is probably the worst idea when it comes to protecting the American people.

When the incoming administration creates gaps in information the public needs to be addressed. What has occurred in recent years are better prepared cities. New York and now Boston have more intricate intelligence autonomous and blended with current federal infrastructure. That local investigative capacity should be viewed as a sincere continuity to protect local populations. New York City has it's own international agents.

I expect extremist policies that won't serve any purpose except spending monies for some kind of economic plan. I also expect less focus on White Supremacists. The committee members, if they are at all interested in the well being of the American people, should review non-government organizations that track dangerous organizations and people in this country, including those reviewing dangers to children as well as adults. 

I don't have confidence in the people being nominated and/or appointed to protect this country.