Kay Warns of US Intelligence Crisis
David Kay says the US intelligence system is in a severe crisis:
"The US intelligence community is in a crisis, and this crisis is so grave that it weakens an essential underpinning of both our diplomatic and our national military security capabilities and their ability to support US national interests," Mr Kay said at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
"Remedying this crisis cannot be simply achieved by naming a National Intelligence Director. What is necessary is vision, and an unswerving commitment to serving the nation beyond the political and policy interests of any one particular administration," he said.
"Instead of holding people responsible, we reward them for failure. Unless you change that part of the culture, organisational shuffling of deck chairs has no hope of being successful."