In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Michael Allen, a former majority staff director for the House Intelligence Committee and senior director at the National Security Council under former president George W. Bush, about the provenance and purpose of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Allen, who wrote a book documenting the office’s post-9/11 stand-up, discusses how it came into being and the ways in which it coordinates activities and priorities across the 17-agency intelligence community. Allen also weighs in on the requisite qualities for a new DNI as the Trump administration continues its search for a replacement for Dan Coats.
October 20, 2021
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with David McCloskey, a former CIA analyst and author of “Damascus Station,” a fictional spy novel centered on the…