Editing The Spies

The famous President's daily brief on security is in the midst of its biggest reform ever

Each morning before dawn, a secret print shop at the CIA's Langley, Va., compound produces a handful of copies of the nation's most closely guarded document, the President's daily brief. The PDB, as it is known, is meant to apprise the President of the latest, most crucial intelligence on threats to the nation's security. But the document, which for years has been produced by the CIA, came under much criticism during the investigations of prewar intelligence on Iraq. Now the PDB is in the midst of its biggest reform ever, as the new Director of National Intelligence, John Negroponte, takes over as...

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