Category: National Security

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…

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…

Very Un-Serious

You know, I was perfectly willing to believe that there was something skewed about this story – much ado about nothing – but then I got to this bit: … One Arabic-speaking junior officer with experience in the Middle East…

DOE Security Lapse Update

The latest compromise of nuclear weapons secrets occurred at the Los Alamos National Laboratory after a worker stole design information she downloaded onto a removable computer flash drive, U.S. officials said. The secrets were discovered during a drug raid last…

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…

What you get when you recycle

Another apparent breach of classified material is under federal investigation at the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratory: Los Alamos National Laboratory, sources tell CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. The breach apparently was discovered when Los Alamos police recently conducted a…

Pay for Performance

A good post at Secrecy News about changes in how intelligence officers are compensated. Perhaps it is because I can work like a fiend that I find the prospect of breaking free of the General Schedule so attractive. Knowing that…

Getting Wiki With It

Someone besides a General in Omaha talking about operating in the 21st Century: The intelligence community can learn from the behavior of ant colonies to improve information sharing — and it can use wikis and blogs, a CIA official said…