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Subordinating Intelligence: The DoD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship

David P. Oakley


Since September 11, 2001 (9/11), the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense (DoD) have operated together in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere during counterterrorism operations. Although the global war on terrorism provided a common purpose, it was actions taken in the late 1980s and 1990s that set the foundation for their current relationship. Driven by the post–Cold War environment and lessons learned, policy makers made military support the Intelligence Community’s top priority. In response, the CIA and DoD instituted changes that altered their relationship. While con ... More

Keywords: militarization, CIA, DoD, military support, subordination, post–Cold War, Intelligence Community, counterterrorism, interagency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813176703
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813176703.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David P. Oakley, author
National Defense University