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A nation must think before it acts.
The Bush administration’s designation of its national strategy as a war on terror highlights the importance of combating terrorism on an international level. Fundamental to this effort is bilateral intelligence-sharing. Intelligence reform efforts to date have focused on improving intelligence-sharing within the U.S. intelligence community. However, critical intelligence can be gained through America’s international partners. This paper assesses the state of bilateral intelligence-sharing relationships and the challenges that need to be overcome.