Preventing Catastrophe: The Use and Misuse of Intelligence in Efforts to Halt the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

By Thomas Graham Jr.; Keith A. Hansen | Go to book overview

Appendix H
National Intelligence Estimate, Iran: Nuclear Intentions
and Capabilities, November 2007
Note: An unclassified version of the Key Judgments from an NIE produced in the early fall of 2007 was released to the public in December 2007 (http://www.dni. gov/press_releases/20071203_release.pdf). The text of the release is presented here along with several explanatory notes from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
The Director of National Intelligence serves as the head of the Intelligence Community (IC), overseeing and directing the implementation of the National Intelligence Program and acting as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters.The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is charged with:
Integrating the domestic and foreign dimensions of US intelligence so that there are no gaps in our understanding of threats to our national security;
Bringing more depth and accuracy to intelligence analysis; and
Ensuring that US intelligence resources generate future capabilities as well as present results.

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE COUNCIL
Since its formation in 1973, the National Intelligence Council (NIC) has served as a bridge between the intelligence and policy communities, a source of deep substantive expertise on critical national security issues, and as a focal point for Intelligence Community collaboration. The NIC's key goal is to provide policymakers with the best, unvarnished, and unbiased information—regardless of whether analytic judgments conform to US policy. Its primary functions are to:
Support the DNI in his role as Principal Intelligence Advisor to the President and other senior policymakers.

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