I agree. Isn't there a Constitutional/legislative issue with that, though? I thought there was some reason they were created as separate agencies to begin with....
Not really. The only thing is that an intelligence agency must be subject to congressional oversight - watching the watchers so to speak.
You could theoretically scrap all the intelligence groups (http://fas.org/irp/official.html)
and form 1 super group, but that would never happen, too many toes being stepped on. People are loathe to relinquish the power given them once they have it. Besides given the size and scope of it all, it would probably be a huge bureaucratic nightmare. We're talking about a 30 billion dollar per year intelligence apparatus with 1000's of employees.
Reorganizing the various agencies and their mandates would be far more useful. For example, there's absolutely no need to the FBI to be handling domestic counter-terrorism. That should fall exclusively into the domain of the NSA. There's too much overlap and waste in that regard.
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