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Tuesday, February 03, 2004

This is coolbert: Consider this list of failures of U.S. intelligence agencies. Failure to predict the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Failure to predict the outbreak of the Korean War. Failure to predict the entry of the Communist Chinese into the Korean war. Failure to predict the magnitude of the Tet Offensive. Failure to predict the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq. Failure to detect the preparations for the attack on 9/11. All these are major failures that speak very poorly for the intelligence agencies of the U.S. and the entire concept of intelligence as provided to the U.S. National Command Authority (NCA). Each time one of these failures occur, recriminations are made by many parties, and resolutions are made to correct problems that may exist. But these failures just seem to happen over and over. Why is this? More on this later.



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