Obama in a Strategic & Intellectual Vacuum

02 Diplomacy, Advanced Cyber/IO, Analysis, Counter-Oppression/Counter-Dictatorship Practices, Government, InfoOps (IO), Intelligence (government), Methods & Process, Officers Call, Strategy
Who, Me?

No intelligence, no strategy, no nothing.  For this we pay taxes?

In U.S. Signals to Egypt, Obama Straddled a Rift (NYT)

Summary:  State still loves dictators, has no idea what is going on with the young and the restless.  Intelligence is no where to be found.  Bottom line is that the President, who appears to have had the right instincts, is being undermined by a government that can only be considered to be uninformed and incoherent.

Phi Beta Iota: From David Abshire to Jim Locher to Tony Zinni and Robert Steele, we have long known of the strategic vacuum surrounding the President.  You cannot be an effective President (theatrics aside) without getting a grip on reality, having a Strategic Analytic Model, and demanding Whole of Government harmonization deeply rooted in 360 degree multi-cultural intelligence.  None of that exists today within the US Government.

See Also:

Intelligence for the President–AND Everyone Else, as published in CounterPunch, Weekend Edition, February 27 – 1 March 2009

Fixing the White House and National Intelligence, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Spring 2010; As published:

Human Intelligence (HUMINT): All Humans, All Minds, All the Time (US Army Strategic Studies Institute, June 2010

Reference: Frog 6 Guidance 2010-2020

Review: The Battle for Peace–A Frontline Vision of America’s Power and Purpose (Hardcover)

Review: Preventing World War III–A Realistic Grand Strategy