Category: Intelligence

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.

Draw Weapon, Aim at Foot

A depressing bit of news from the front: I’m working tactical HUMINT in Iraq and could not agree more with your post about inefficiencies in intel. Got any idea how many separate intel-related databases there are here in-country? Me neither.…

A Horse de Vour

Crashing on something that I hope will spark some interest. In the mean time, nibble on this gem (more to follow) from the WaPo (H/T AM): When the State Department recently asked the CIA for names of Iranians who could…

Snooping Less Evil Than Previously Reported

Several members of a government board appointed to guard privacy and civil liberties during the war on terror say they’re impressed with the protections built into the Bush administration’s electronic eavesdropping program. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board received…

In Good Company

Oh, to write so well: JJA: The president had to be pounded by three leading members of Congress to get him to order Negroponte to start posting the documents, and as soon as the New York Times story came out,…

Media Trumps Interrogations

“Captured” media that is. In case you wondered why so many of us VRWC-types are behind continued analysis of what we found in Iraq. You’re not down with water-boarding? Fine, then can you get behind an effort that avoids the…