UPDATED to ADD USMC NIT 1991 & 3 articles.
In 1991 the Marine Corps proposed a redirection of National Intelligence Topics (NIT) toward the Third World and Global Coverage. Here is what was proposed and refused, following upon General Al Gray’s article, “Global Intelligence Challenges in the 1990’s“:
An Intelligence Failure in Egypt? (The Atlantic)
Kimberly Dozier, Fri Feb 4, 2011
WASHINGTON – U.S. intelligence agencies are drawing criticism from the Oval Office and Capitol Hill that they failed to warn of revolts in Egypt and the downfall of an American ally in Tunisia.
Phi Beta Iota: The time has come for an open letter on this matter.
Jim Clapper is a good man who refused to employ the one professional that “gets” that intelligence has matured to be about multinational information-sharing and sense-making focused on all ten high level threats to humanity so as to orchestrate spending by all parties across all twelve policies. Global Coverage was defined by Boyd Sutton in 1997 and George Tenet refused to consider it. Open Source Intelligence was defined by the Aspin-Brown Commission in 1996 and every DCI/DNI since then has refused to be serious about it. M4IS2 was defined for CENTCOM, then DIA, then USDI and finally for the DNI and nothing happened. The IC remains a pork barrel overseen by over-paid clerks. The times, they are a-changing.