Fred Kaplan has a good quickie analysis of the Congressional report on 9-11. The most telling finding–one of little surprise to those of us who pay attention to bureaucratic politics–was that the interagency process and lack of attention to non-core functions within the intelligence agencies was a huge problem.

It should be emphasized, however, that nothing here is evidence that the 9-11 attacks would have been thwarted by more efficient bureaucracy. But major reform has been a long time coming.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.