Mission and priorities

Mission of AIR

Americans for Intelligence Reform


    • To depoliticize and de-weaponize our intelligence agencies. Our intelligence agencies need to be retooled so as to serve the national security of the United States, instead of certain domestic and/or foreign political agendas as we have recently seen.
    • To restore the ability of our intelligence workers to identify who our enemies are by eliminating
      political correctness and other ideologies from intelligence analysis.
    • To improve educational standards within each intelligence agency so that intelligence workers
      assigned to work a particular country, or region of the world, actually know something about that
      country or region—including its history, religion(s), and politics.
    • Require of all political appointees to upper level positions in our intelligence agencies to attend a series
      of briefings and/or classes given by subject matter experts on each major area of the world—before
      they are allowed to take up their positions. This will give these individuals the tools they need to more
      properly brief the president and/or members of Congress about national security issues when called
      upon to do so.
    • Restore the practice of espionage to the CIA so that adequate humint can be provided to the analysts back at Headquarters. The Obama era policy of eliminating our humint capabilities while forcing the U.S. to depend entirely on allies or “partners” for humint leaves U.S. analysts hostage to the “good will” of those allies and/or “partners.” Humint, sigint, and osint are the three pillars supporting the intelligence structure. Remove anyone of those pillars and the entire edifice comes tumbling down, along with our ability to perform proper analysis of events and issues.
  • Following the above five steps will vastly improve the ability of our intel analysts in all of our
    intelligence agencies to do their jobs, and ensure that the super grades at the top are getting valid,
    correct information. It will thus prevent their being surprised by events such as 9/11, the rise of ISIS,
    Orlando, San Bernadino, Ft. Hood and many others, as we have seen recently.

In recent years, The CIA has become far more involved in advancing a political agenda and has become involved in domestic political issues. The CIA has lost sight of the reason for it’s own existence and that is to obtain valuable intelligence using espionage to protect the United States of America, its citizens and also represent the policies of our Nation overseas.



Americans for Intelligence Reform is actively working with U.S. policy makers and many others who are concerned with our National Security to make America safe, strong and free. We actively pursue legislation and new Congressional oversight initiatives to ensure our safety and keep America strong and free.


Our current highest priority is to change the US policy which categorizes all terrorist attacks taking place in the United States as ‘lone wolf’ attacks. This political decision operates under the assumption that all such attacks are done without any outside help or direct influence and requires all law enforcement investigations following terrorist attacks to halt without following up on additional evidence which would likely show direct terrorist involvement. It also side steps intelligence information which links terrorist to lone wolf attacks since all investigations are halted prior to the point where this sort of information would be coordinated. The policy to categorize all terrorist attacks in the US as lone wolf is done in spite of the fact that terrorist groups such as ISIS take full credit for the attacks and have pre-recorded video confessions from the attackers who pledge their allegiance to ISIS. There is also detailed evidence showing how ISIS and Al-Qaeda troll the internet looking for susceptible individuals willing to carry off such attacks. There are also detailed instructions published by ISIS and Al-Qaeda on how to carry off such attacks and this M.O. has been repeated scores of times on a world wide bases killing many hundreds of innocent individuals as a direct result of this misplaced policy.

“The overall objective of AIR is to make the the CIA stronger,  smarter and the most effective intelligence agency in the world. A strong, effective CIA is absolutely fundamental to US National Security and the safety of our citizens.”

Brad Johnson – Retired CIA operations officer and multiple time Chief of Station (COS).
President of Americans for Intelligence Reform.