Category: Intelligence

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…

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…

Inside Dope

Don’t know this particular person, but I know his brothers and sisters and their song remains the same (courtesy of Small Wars Journal): Morale has become bad enough in the Iraq office that DIA has had to drop the requirement…

It Takes a Marine

STRATCOM’s Cartwright points out imperial nudity: Under [the current cyberwar] approach, Net Warfare is responsible for attack and reconnaissance, the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations manages network defense and operations, and the Joint Information Operations Warfare Center oversees…

Note to Self…

When attempting to defraud the government and put the information infrastructure at risk, have wife use maiden name on all paperwork.

A Little Competition is in Order

In the Weekly Standard Michael Rubin takes a high-level view of the problems in the CIA and suggests privatization as a solution: So what is the solution? Washington’s inclination is always to expand hiring. But that will constrain rather than…

The SBU Hydra

Inside an unmarked, secured office near the White House, intelligence officials, lawyers and police work to close a gaping hole in the nation’s counterterrorism system: the failure of people in the government to communicate with one another. The Sept. 11…

Fall Into the Gap (the other one)

Thanks to Hugh for extracting this bit from the WSJ and unintentionally illustrating how – and I never thought it could be done – GAP is like the DOD/IC: When Gap Inc. and Paul Pressler parted ways yesterday, it wasn’t…

Define “Bigger”

(cross-posted at GroupIntel) I don’t get Insight Magazine so I don’t know the full story that goes along with this teaser: The U.S. intelligence community has assessed that Osama bin Laden has benefited from a secure haven in Pakistan that…