2020: It just kills me to have wasted decades wandering in the wilderness (but I did learn a lot no one in the US IC has a clue about) . I am praying for a second chance to help our government get it right under President Trump.
Foreword by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), whom I helped with various efforts when he was Chairman of the SSCI. His efforts at reform were blocked.
My second book, a further expression of my view that intelligence is not about secrets, it is about decision-support, with most of the needed information being open source information, albeit in 183 languages the secret world does not understand. This book began my exploration of work by others on Collective Intelligence and was my first exploration of the reality that the public should be receiving intelligence but is not, at the same time that the President receives less than 5% of what he needs at a cost to the taxpayer of $65 billion and more per year.
See Also (Free PDF and on Amazon):
Steele, Robert. The New Craft of Intelligence: Achieving Asymmetric Advantage in the Face of Nontraditional Threats, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Press, February 1, 2002.
Free Online PDF: SSI Steele New Craft of Intelligence