Category: Intelligence

Cyber Stars

/* Warning: Extensive over-use of the word “cyber” ahead. */   The other day my old friend and colleague Bob Gourley Tweeted: Random thought: There are 24 four-star flag officers in the U.S. military. Every 4 star I have ever…

Meaningful Ideas

That airline security is largely theater is a given. As has been covered by others, precluding cockpit access by anyone but pilots is the safest and sanest security move post-9/11. The rest of the processes are not ill-intended, just ill-conceived.…

The Lessons of PFC Manning

The tragedy here is not that we were undone by a shit-bird GI who didn’t have his head screwed on straight, it’s that we will ignore what he is teaching us.

Incongruence Defined

How apropos that on the heels of the publication of one of the better ideas out there on how to improve the quality and accessibility of intelligence to consumers, we hear reports that the leadership of the IC wants to…