The Future Is Queer: New Developments in Intelligence Activity
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This chapter argues that US foreign policy has been and will continue to be “queer” due to tensions between diplomacy, military, and intelligence as well as between the presidency, the legislature, and intelligence. The “wall of separation” which is purported to exist between the intelligence community and other players like the presidency, the State Department, and the military is in fact an illusion or a construct, rather than reality. Furthermore, we suggest that this wall will continue to further erode, as new technologies and forces of globalization inevitably lead to a blurring between official and unofficial (or covert) foreign policy, as well as the ability to hide state activities, through new types of transparency and surveillance.
KeywordsSurveillance Intelligence exceptionalism Accountability Drone UAV Assassination
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