Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11

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After the September 11 attacks, the 9/11 Commission argued that the United States needed a powerful leader, a spymaster, to forge the scattered intelligence bureaucracies into a singular enterprise to vanquish America?s new enemies?stateless international terrorists. In the midst of the 2004 presidential election, Congress and the president remade the post?World War II national security infrastructure in less than five months, creating the Office of the Director of National ...
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Overview

After the September 11 attacks, the 9/11 Commission argued that the United States needed a powerful leader, a spymaster, to forge the scattered intelligence bureaucracies into a singular enterprise to vanquish America’s new enemies—stateless international terrorists. In the midst of the 2004 presidential election, Congress and the president remade the post–World War II national security infrastructure in less than five months, creating the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and a National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).

Blinking Red illuminates the complicated history of the bureaucratic efforts to reform America’s national security after the intelligence failures of 9/11 and Iraq’s missing weapons of mass destruction, explaining how the NSC and Congress shaped the U.S. response to the 9/11 attacks. Michael Allen asserts that the process of creating the DNI position and the NCTC is a case study in power politics and institutional reform. By bringing to light the legislative transactions and political wrangling during the reform of the intelligence community, Allen helps us understand why the effectiveness of these institutional changes is still in question.

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“With Michael Allen’s book, there is at last a comprehensive history of the most far-reaching reform of American intelligence since 1947. It will serve as an invaluable guide to anyone seeking to understand this complex phase in the evolution of American intelligence–and will be extremely helpful to those seeking to judge the effectiveness and chart the future of this crucial enterprise.”—John McLaughlin, Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and former deputy director and acting director of the CIA

“A suspenseful and stunning look at intelligence reform, Blinking Red takes you inside the halls of the power–the White House, Congress, Pentagon, and the CIA. Michael Allen sets the records straight and crafts a masterful narrative about power politics and national security. Interviews with the nation’s highest levels of decision makers coupled with exhaustive research make this a complete accounting of intelligence reform as well as a page-turner.”—Stephen Hadley, principal at RiceHadleyGates LLC and former national security advisor under President George W. Bush

Blinking Red is the definitive historical account of intelligence reform after September 11th. A monumental work, it covers the politics and policies that transformed American national security. A must read for students of history and politics.”
—Gen. Michael Hayden, principal at the Chertoff Group, former director of the CIA, and principal deputy director of national intelligence

Blinking Red provides an authoritative inside account of the White House’s, Congress’s, and the 9/11 Commission’s efforts to reform U.S. intelligence after 9/11 and Iraq. Its unique contribution is that it tells the story from the point of view of the House, a perspective lacking in other accounts we have read. Allen tells how we got to where we are and what the future holds in store. In our current era of partisan gridlock, Blinking Red narrates the story of how divided side came together to secure America’s Future.” —Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, former chairman and vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission

"Fascinating."—David Ignatius, Washington Post

"A fascinating book that provides an insider’s view into how the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) became law in the years following the 9/11 attacks."—Erik Dahl, H-Intel

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612346151
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2013
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 507,925
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL ALLEN is the majority staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Previously, he served for more than seven years in the White House in various national security roles, including NSC senior director for counterproliferation strategy, NSC senior director for legislative affairs, and as the legislative affairs lead for the Homeland Security Council. After leaving the White House, Allen joined the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he was director of the National Security Preparedness Group, the successor to the 9/11 Commission cochaired by Lee Hamilton and Tom Kean. Allen lives in Washington, DC.
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