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Can U.S. Spies Reinvent Themselves After the Russia Hacks? | The Daily Beast

Can U.S. Spies Reinvent Themselves After the Russia Hacks? | The Daily Beast

In the months after 9/11, America’s spies and intelligence analysts came to realize that they had contributed to a disaster. The lack of focus on terrorism, the inability to share the information they had on jihadis—U.S. intelligence professionals realized they had to change their ways. And so they did, reorganizing and refocusing the intelligence community in large part around the fight against terrorists.

Fast forward 15 years and to another disaster—this time, one of counterintelligence, not counterterror. For the first time in modern American history, a foreign adversary played a major role in electing a president. And though people like former FBI director James Comey…

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