Congressional fight gives a peek at intelligence spendingAfter an exhaustive investigation, The Washington Post reported in 2010 that "51 federal organizations and military commands, operating in 15 U.S. cities, track the flow of money to and from terrorist networks."
By Stephen Dinan
The Washington Times
Wash. — Most of the recent battles over government spending have been dramatic, bloody and excruciatingly fought in public, but disputes over the approximately $80 billion budgeted every year for the intelligence community has generally been hidden - until now.
In a move that lifted the cloak ever so slightly, the White House this week issued a statement objecting to the House's fiscal year 2013 intelligence-policy bill, saying it misses some good chances to cut spending and save money.