Mongoose: Counterintelligence Failure — FBI Goes After Diplomat — Stupid Agents Using Stupid Tools

Stupidity, both technical and human, looms large in the US Government. When diplomats get punished for doing their jobs The threat that government surveillance and national-security investigations pose for private citizens has been hotly debated for the past decade. Less understood is the damage done to government officials themselves when they fall into the dragnet. …

Bill Gertz: CIA’s Massive Counterintelligence Failure (Unprofessional for Decades)

CIA fooled in massive counterintelligence failure, former officer writes Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon The CIA was fooled by scores of double agents pretending to be working for the agency but secretly loyal to communist spy agencies during the Cold War and beyond, according to a former CIA analyst, operations officer, and historian. The large-scale …

Uri Bar-Joseph: Conscious Intelligence Failure

PDF (28 Pages): 2009 Intelligence Failure by Uri Bar-Joseph and Jack Levy The literature generally traces major intelligence failures to an ambiguous threat environment compounded by the adversary’s strategic deception, to collective mindsets and individual cognitive biases, and to familiar organizational pathologies. This study aimed to shed more light on the neglected subject of the …

Berto Jongman: Iraq, Syria, Libya, UK – Intelligence failures all

Iraq, Syria, Libya, UK – Intelligence failures all • Lack of intelligence as well as Intelligence • Intelligence begins at home, but should be deployed away Given the resources available to US – and British – intelligence agencies, it seems strange that the attraction, influence, finance, and military strength, of the extremist group which calls …