Troops or Contractors: Loss of Defense Integrity

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Phi Beta Iota: The US Government generally, and the U.S. Department of Defense especially and most expensively (secret intelligence being a subset) lack integrity across the board.  Although Chuck Spinney and many others have been documenting this for decades, only now is the US public beginning to realize that the intellectual and moral corruption of the U.S. Government is no better than that of Somalia, or Libya, or Saudi Arabia–crooks legalizing crime by other crooks, all at the expense of the public.  We need an honest informed government in the USA.  If that ever comes to pass, the Secretary of Defense should create four forces after next, and each of those forces will have a different mix of private sector and reservist participation.  All this has been understood since the mid-1990's.  What has been lacking since then is honest modern governance accountable to the public; honest intelligence-driven Whole of Government.

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2010: Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Trilogy Updated

2009 Perhaps We Should Have Shouted: A Twenty-Year Restrospective

Election 2008 Chapter: The Substance of Governance

2008 Rebalancing the Instruments of National Power–Army Strategy Conference of 2008 Notes, Summary, & Article

2001 Threats, Strategy, and Force Structure: An Alternative Paradigm for National Security

2000 IJIC 13/4 Possible Presidential Initiatives (Before 9-11)

2000 Presidential Leadership and National Security Policy Making

1998 JFQ The Asymmetric Threat: Listening to the Debate

1995 GIQ 13/2 Creating a Smart Nation: Strategy, Policy, Intelligence, and Information

1993 On Defense & Intelligence–The Grand Vision

1992 E3i: Ethics, Ecology, Evolution, & intelligence (An Alternative Paradigm)

1989 General Al Gray on Global Intelligence Challenges

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