James Clapper has effectively been working for John Brennan during Obama's first term. Now the president wants Brennan to be the Director of the CIA. In that position Brenan would be one of Clapper's statutory subordinates in his role as Director of National Intelligence. Does that make any sense?
The position of DNI has been given most of CIA's former functions in coordinating the actions of the IC as well as the writing of National Intelligence Estimates.
CIA has been properly limited to the "ownership" of the National Clandestine Service. CIA is unhappy with that and seeks continuously to break out of the "box" that it finds itself in. It's fascination with the drone war over Pakistan is a reflection of that psychology.
John Brennan is a vigorous 57 year old executive. If he returns to CIA will he be content to work within the present IC structure or will he seek to restore the ancien regime in the community.
Would it not make more sense to put Brennan in charge of the whole community as DNI? pl