The CIA's Secret Army: George Tenet's Burden of Proof

Special forces need information as much as guns. The only way to survive in enemy territory is to have better facts than your adversary. "They want to get very, very, very detailed stuff--not just what house the guy's in but which way the doors open--because their lives are on the line," says a senior intelligence official.

That kind of intelligence isn't easy to get. But under the Bush Administration's new National Security Strategy, which calls for pre-emptive strikes against terrorists or nations that develop weapons of mass destruction, good intelligence will be more vital than ever. One big test is approaching:...

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