2002 Vickers (US) Inconvenient Warning

Analysis, Government, Historic Contributions
Robert D. Vickers, Jr.
Robert D. Vickers, Jr.

Mr. Vickers, the National Intelligence Officer for Warning (NIO) addressed the American version of policy-maker push-back on warning: “inconvenient warning.”  The British call it “warning fatigue.”

The US Intelligence Community–and all other communities with the possible exceptions of the Nordics, The Netherlands, and Singapore, have failed to triage among the urgent important, the long-term important, and the unimportant.

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