Reasons Behind Transformation of U.S. Intelligence Community in 21st Century

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The United States Intelligence Community underwent an unprecedented transformation at the beginning of the 21st century. The changes took place in the three fields of structure, objectives, and tools. By asking what reasons underlie the transformation of the United States Intelligence Community in the 21st century, this study presents this hypothesis that "new terrorism", which marked a milestone in security issues on September 11, 2001, has been the main reason behind this transformation. In addition, two other factors, namely "cyber revolution" and "changes in the structure of the international system" have also had an impact in this regard. The findings of the study show that there is no significant evidence or document incompatible with the presented hypothesis and that all the mentioned factors have had an impact on the transformation of the United States Intelligence Community


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