Shawna Sinnott and Laura Jones
Episode 58 of the Irregular Warfare Podcast focuses on the US intelligence community and its role in supporting the spectrum of national security missions, from the heavy counterterrorism focus of the post-9/11 era to today’s environment of strategic competition.
Our guests begin by establishing the evolution and characteristics of the post-9/11 intelligence community that enabled it to effectively support the range of counterterrorism missions around the globe. They then evaluate the factors that have challenged the community in recent years, from the increasing influence of technology and cyberspace to the nature of supporting operations in novel and nonpermissive environments worldwide. They conclude by reflecting on ways in which the intelligence community might continue to adapt and retain its competitive advantage while the United States continues to face a multitude of threats and missions across all domains of warfare.
This Irregular Warfare Initiative podcast was originally posted through our partner organization, the Modern War Institute at West Point. Listen to the full podcast here.
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