Academia may be helping depoliticize spy agencies.
But as the study notes, growing into and dialoging with academia goes far beyond empowering multiple intelligence agencies to give differing viewpoints.
It means releasing more information into the public sphere and enduring more public and systematic criticism from academics who are not necessarily looking to save the intelligence community from embarrassment.
Phi Beta Iota: Just 30 years after Robert Steele suggested the same thing and more. How slowly the bureaucracy moves in embracing the obivous.
Steele, Robert. “Applying the ‘New Paradigm’: How to Avoid Strategic Intelligence Failures in the Future,” American Intelligence Journal, Autumn 1991, pp. 43-46.
Steele, Robert. “Intelligence in the 1990’s: Recasting National Security in a Changing World,” American Intelligence Journal, Summer/Fall 1990, pp. 29-36.
Gray, Al (Ghost-Written by Robert Steele), “Global Intelligence Challenges in the 1990’s,” American Intelligence Journal, Winter 1989-1990, pp. 37-41.
Steele, Robert (2012). The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust, North Atlantic Books, June 5, 2012. 240 pages. KINDLE $8.76, PAPER $10.53.
Steele, Robert (2010). Intelligence for Earth: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity, & Sustainability, Earth Intelligence Network, January 20, 2010. 288 pages. HARDCOVER $19.95.
Tovey, Mark with Robert Steele, eds. (2008). Collective Intelligence: Creating A Prosperous World at Peace, Earth Intelligence Network., March 19, 2008. 648 pages. USED $12.23.
Steele, Robert (2006). The Smart Nation Act: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest, Open Source Solutions, Inc., September 11, 2006. 250 pages. $29.95 USED $0.01.
Steele, Robert (2006). Information Operations: All Information, All Languages, All the Time, Open Source Solutions, Inc., January 30, 2006. 362 pages. $24.95, USED from $3.00.
Steele, Robert, Ben de Jong and Wies Platje (eds.) (2003). Peacekeeping Intelligence: Emerging Concepts for the Future, Open Source Solutions, Inc., May 15, 2003. 532 pages. $24.95, USED from $4.23.
Steele, Robert (2002). The New Craft of Intelligence: Personal, Public, & Political–Citizen’s Action Handbook for Fighting Terrorism, Genocide, Disease, Toxic Bombs, & Corruption, Open Source Solutions, Inc., April 8, 2002.
Steele, Robert (2001). On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World, Open Source Solutions, Inc., November 22, 2001. 495 pages. HARDCOVER $34.95 USED From $3.20.