In 1989 Commandant of the Marine Corps Al Gray and I both recognized that the narcotics threat was a “type” threat that should not be ignored; and that intelligence justifying PPBE for “peaceful preventive measures” was needed. We were ignored. CMC was ignored (CMC was also ignored when we tried in 1992 to shift one third of the National Intelligence Topics (NIT) toward non-state and Third World threats including illegal immigration).
Today President Donald Trump is finally taking action. Not only is Mexico a war zone, but it is the staging ground for much of the trafficking in humans, drugs, guns, gold, and cash that supports the 1% in the USA — including the Bush, Romney, Cheney, and Obama as well as Clinton crime families.
We have wasted thirty years because of selfish inbred stupidity (at best) and treasonous inbred corruption (at worst) behavior at the most senior levels of the US Intelligence Community.
Here is the very first article I ever wrote on the need to reform intelligence.
Gray, Al (Ghost-Written by Robert Steele), “Global Intelligence Challenges in the 1990’s,” American Intelligence Journal, Winter 1989-1990, pp. 37-41.
This graphic was created for the Marine Corps University in 1992:
Each threat class requires its own CINC, its own TO&E, its own ROE, and its own unique mix of country, active-reserve, WOG, and USG-private sector capabilities. We have wasted toward 25 trillion dollars in the past 30 years because of our lack of intelligence, integrity, and imagination — the one group of people responsible for speaking truth to power became toadies focused on budget building, and betrayed their oaths of office.
On 1 December I will be publishing the letter of transmittal that conveyed a copy of the reference below to the President, three White House officials, the Secretaries of Defense and Army, and twelve active duty flag officers along with the retired general serving as president and CEO of the Association of the US Army.
We have one chance to “fix big.” I pray the President hears my voice.
Steele, Robert, REINVENTING NATIONAL SECURITY: Grand Strategy, Global Reality, and the U.S. Army — Everything Our President Is Not Being Told (Trump Revolution 45) (Amazon CreateSpace, Earth Intelligence Network, November 2019).
May God Bless America, our President, and those serving offices who are now willing to re-commit to the Constitution and the Republic.
* Sorcha Faal is a known fabricator (David Booth?) but we have learned over time that the source is gifted — as Mongoose, our counterintelligence referent put it so well, “gold links, silver narrative, copper source.” We appreciate all that this is offered from Sorcha Faal and WhatDoesItMean.
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.