Thousands of government agencies and private companies are involved in the effort to collect and analyze intelligence in the wake of 9/11.
According to journalist William Arkin, the network is so sprawling that no one has a complete understanding of how it functions. Arkin is co-author of a series of articles in the Washington Post entitled "Top Secret America".
The articles describe an intelligence and information gathering infrastructure troubled by a lack of centralized oversight and hampered by inefficiency and redundancy. We talk with Arkin about his research and the massive growth of the intelligence industry since September 11, 2001.
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