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Americans should feel safer, for the 57-year old ban preventing the CIA from conducting domestic surveillance has ended. Retired CIA spymaster Charles "Charlie" Allen has reappeared as Chief Intelligence Officer within the Department of Homeland Security and is deploying intelligence officers to newly-created Fusion Centers (FC's) throughout the U.S.. Allen, who spent 47 years collecting and analyzing foreign intelligence at the CIA, is using FC's to strengthen America's homeland security by meticulously sculpting our gravely inadequate homeland intelligence gathering and sharing capacity into a well thought-out operation.

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{1} Charles "Charlie" Allen spoke to AFIO members in Tyson, Corners, Va. at a recent symposium. I took personal notes at this event. Allen is in his "70's" and was called back from retirement due to the knowledge of CI and wisdom he possesses. He reports directly to Michael Chertoff, the Director of DHS. Interestingly, he predicted Sadam Hussein's attack on Kuwait, but was shunned by his superiors at CIA and the State Dept.

{2} "Terrorism And Counterterrorism- Understanding The New Security Environment" by Russell D. Howard (Colonel USA) and Reid L. Sawyer (Major USA); the McGraw Hill Companies, 2002.
{3} "Blind Spot: The Secret History Of American Counterterrorism" by Timothy Naftali; Perseus Books Group, 2005.

{4} Interviewed intelligence officer in Tyson Corner, VA, for additional details on FC's. Cannot reveal his/her name (Still active).



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