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The enormity of the U.S. Intelligence Community

By Laurie Bennett

February 16, 2017 at 8:58am

As it struggles to assemble a cabinet and to replace a national security adviser who has resigned and a labor secretary nominee who has withdrawn, the Trump administration takes on a new challenge: stanching leaks from U.S. intelligence.

The New York Times reports that the president plans to name billionaire Stephen A. Feinberg, a co-founder of Cerberus Capital Management, to head a sweeping review of the agencies.

Meanwhile Trump continues his spate of critical tweets:


Perhaps Trump doesn’t realize how big an enemy he’s making. The interactive Muckety map above shows the enormity of the U.S. intelligence community - a behemoth of executive and military agencies stretching far beyond the select few he fingers in his tweets. Combined, the agencies’ requested intelligence budgets for 2017 exceed $70 billion.

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