How Rumsfeld Plans to Shake Up the Spy Game

The Defense Secretary pushes his generals to field a larger and more aggressive clandestine force

When it comes to spying, Donald Rumsfeld is an impatient man. The Defense Secretary hated having to wait for CIA spooks to make arrangements with Afghanistan's warlords before his special-operations commandos could infiltrate the country ahead of the 2001 U.S. invasion. These days Rumsfeld is even less inclined to depend on the CIA. Instead, he is pushing his generals to field a larger and more aggressive clandestine force to spy on terrorists worldwide and attack them.

Inside the Beltway, Rumsfeld's spying efforts--the Pentagon last week publicly acknowledged that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is sending out special clandestine teams--seem to critics...

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