Many, if asked what is our first line of defense, would quite naturally say that it is the military. They would be mistaken. In fact the military is well down the list. The very first line of defense against any hostile foreign nation is our highly secretive intelligence community, namely the Central Intelligence Agency, and by default the CIA Director is the first line of defense. Considering this reality it should come as no surprise that this nation lies in harm's way.
Relying on the CIA is somewhat akin to playing poker with the devil while allowing him to deal, as their agenda and loyalties sometimes comes into question when one considers what is best for America.