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2007 - A Better Solution: A New Agency - Richard A. Posner | 2008 - Book Review: Countering Terrorism: Blurred Focus, Halting Steps Richard A. Posner - by Jennifer C. Gross

Book Review Countering Terrorism: Blurred Focus, Halting Steps  Richard A. Posner  (Rowman & Littlefield, 245 pp., $22.95) Jennifer C. Gross More than six years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the federal government continues to respond to the jihad declared against the United States by the radical Muslim terrorist group al Qaeda. One of the nation’s most significant reforms has involved the intelligence community. Responding to concerns that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) failed to anticipate the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Congress undertook an ambitious reorganization of the community in the Intelligence Reform Act of 2004 to restructure intelligence gathering, analysis, and sharing (National Commission on Terrorist Attacks 2004). Judge Richard A. Posner’s latest book on intelligence community reform, Countering Terrorism: Blurred Focus, Halting Steps, addresses what he sees as the principle challenges facing the intelligence c