In a letter to the New York Times, former New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt says the CIA should not be concerned about the prospective loss of air bases in Afghanistan from which the agency launches targetted assassination via drone strikes against suspected militants in neighboring Pakistan.
“The Central Intelligence Agency should not be launching deadly military strikes. We would be better off if the C.I.A. returned to being an agency that collected and analyzed intelligence and stopped being a secretive paramilitary organization.”
Holt is former chairman of the House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel.