Interview with General Patraeus by Christine Amanpour, CNN Story
There’s ‘Work To Be Done,’ 9/11 Commission Chairs Say (Lee Hamilton, Thomas Kean)
The war of new words: Why military history trumps buzzwords (Willam F. Own)
Let’s Take Bureaucracy Out Of Intelligence (John Bolton)
Beating the Dead Terrorist Horse (Victor Davis Hanson)
Phi Beta Iota: The limited perspectives of the well-intentioned is stunning. These people–military commanders as well as the politicians and the pundits, are all operating in an analytic vacuum created by CIA and DIA not having a strategic analytic model and not being connected to reality. REALITY is means, ways, and ends; REALITY is ten threats in priority order, eight of which are vastly more important than terrorism; REALITY is the US policy and behavior continuing to support despots over people, a certain death wish in what Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew calls the age of demography. REALITY also demands a measured elimination of decades of non-performing “build-up,” layers upon layers of expensive fraud, waste, and abuse, across the intelligence and national security enterprises.