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U.S. intelligence apparatus is over-stretched, says Lt. Gen (Rtd) Michael T. Flynn.

Lt. Gen (Rtd) Michael T. Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and early supporter of President Elect D. Trump .

Lt. Gen (Rtd) Michael T. Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and early supporter of President Elect D. Trump .

Lt. Gen (Rtd) Michael T. Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency -DIA-  expressed an admiration of his country’s intelligence apparatus, while lamenting how it was being employed, saying: “The United States’ strategic advantage is our intelligence system. It is unbelievable. It is unprecedented for any time in history. But it’s only as good as in as far as it’s prioritized. Right now it’s over-stretched.”

As the media speculates on whether Flynn may soon take up the office of defense secretary or national security adviser, it is a safe bet to assume that he will – as ever – do his utmost to ‘change’ the path of the intelligence community and its approach to military operations. And yet, to take him at his word, disruption will not mean division. Indeed, there is evidence in his statement to suggest that he will lead a new drive to bind allies to fresh agreements and ensure the campaigns of tomorrow will be conducted from the same hymn sheet – if not with the same equipment, resources, methods and long-term strategic goals. Read article here