Original Contributions to Intelligence Reform Dialog,
Bottom line: Roy Godson and these people have been troubled by intelligence ineffectiveness, and have done more than most to publish in this arena, than anyone else I know. This book is not the end all, but it is a vital historical reference point for any serious professional. I would not reprint it, but I would certainly recommend it as a used book acquisition, and I hope that a new set of authors comes together to provide a 21st Century “second look” in the aftermath of 9-11. In the meantime, I would point folks toward Godson's “Dirty Tricks or Trump Cards,” Allen's “None So Blind,” and Zegart's “Flawed by Design,” inter alia. If you want a list of my top 20 recommended books, send me an email.