The authors are James Clapper (DNI) and Marcel Lettre (USDI).
ROBERT STEELE: The new ASG-I&S at NATO will be a political bureaucrat going through the motions and pushing expensive technical systems largely irrelevant to NATO’s needs for strategic, operational, tactical, and technical intelligence. The chances of NATO ever acquiring intelligence with integrity in its present configuration are zero.In 1989 General Al Gray called for a revolution in intelligence focused on emerging threats, followed by my own explicit detailing of what needed to change to make US intelligence relevant and effective going forward. In 1992 the USMC tried to get the National Intelligence Topics (NIT) changed to focus on the Third World and emerging threats. This new NATO initiative is exactly 26 years — just over a quarter-century — too little too late. See also the comments of BGen Dr. James Cox, himself the former Deputy J-2 of NATO. What the world still need is an Open Source (Technologies) Agency that includes an all-source Multinational Inter-Agency Decision-Support Centre. Anything less in business as usual.
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