The US government has three major intelligence agencies – the FBI, CIA, and NSA. My question is why? It seems to me that these agencies all do, essentially, the same job so why do we need three of them?
Now to be fair, just about everything I know about the espionage business comes from watching Alias, so maybe there is a reason for the redundancy. I was thinking that if the agencies were consolidated into one, you could eliminate a lot of overlapping duties and by default that should, in theory at least, improve communication in the intelligence world. And by the overlapping duties, I was thinking more of the high level management positions and not the actual agents on the ground.
What do you think?