Continuity Of The Cold War

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Throughout the cold war, the intelligence policy has been characterised by a certain degree of continuity throughout the different administrations. The first President to remove a Director of Central Intelligence in charge in favour of a party-affiliated DCI was President Carter in 1976, who did not confirm the mandate of then DCI Bush.
Despite that episode, continuity has profoundly marked the work of the Intelligence, by assuring it a stable structure, endowed with autonomy, and by maintaining an exclusive focus on the Soviet threat, which remained at a priority of the US agenda regardless of the President in charge.
Today, the unknowns of global terror demand even higher capabilities, efforts and strengths than those of the cold war. Terrorism

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