Category: Intelligence

Keeping the IC Competitive

Advice about innovation from the world’s richest man. Evidence that breaking a slump need not be expensive or painful (just unusual). Technophiles will undoubtedly joke about the first item but that is beside the point . . . The IC…

War: easy when you always win

From Inside the Army (subscription required): The top civilian and uniformed leaders of the Army told a House committee last week that recent war games have proved the effectiveness of the Future Combat System as a counterinsurgency tool, and pushed…

new book: true believer

I spent years sitting across from a guy who played a major role in making this case.  I’m looking forward to Hollywood’s treatment (the Latin Breach) perhaps with Elizabeth Pena or Sonia Braga (no one would believe Salma).

Indefatigable

Charlie Allen on following the conventional wisdom: “Don’t listen too much to what others are telling you,” Mr. Allen said. “Constantly re-examine your assumptions.” There was a time not that long ago when he backed the ideas of a few…

Iran EBO

The Pentagon has plans for everything, including invading Canada, still, this is another data point to consider when setting your doomsday clock: US contingency plans for air strikes on Iran extend beyond nuclear sites and include most of the country’s…

No Fear

Unlike the national security apparatus, when things go wrong in some places they have no problem doing what is necessary to turn things around. What? National security is not business? True, that. In the case of the latter continuing to…

Public IMINT (Update)

GG’s don’t need NGA or NRO. Update: Apparently, neither does Uncle Sam (if he wants to do it on the cheap – of course he won’t he’ll pay someone seven-figures to do the same thing).