Category: Intelligence

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…

Female Intuition?

Two of the best books on warning were written by women. Anticipating Surprise, by Cynthia Grabo, is one of the best all-around texts on the subject. An equally stellar but more focused work was Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision, by…

Sword, double-edged, one-each

Bloody hell: Google is talking with military agencies in Iraq after learning that terrorists attacking British bases in Basra appear to have been using aerial footage from Google Earth to pinpoint strikes … Among documents seized in raids on insurgents’…

Berger(ler) (Update)

No, I’m not entering the Bennett song contest, but if I was . . . Hush little Sandy, we’ll do what we can Never mind that clearance ban It just two years till two-oh-eight Till we recast this reprobate (Apologies…

No Easy “A” at IWP

“Scholar?” Try heartless brow-beating task-master! 😉 Way to go boss. Somehow I don’t think GWU is going to give me the same treatment.