This was pulled and colorized, with permission, from Steve Emerson's AMERICAN JIHAD: The Terrorists Living Among Us. Completely apart from all of the pathologies associated with national foreign intelligence are those associated with virtually non-existent domestic intelligence.
This is a very straight-forward matrix that is not in use by any intelligence community we know of, and that would be incomprehensive to any policy maker for the simple reason that they do not think in holistic terms–they are all stove-piped by issue and blind-folded by time and place.
Lee Kuan Yew, Minister Mentor of Singapore, has it right: the family is the core foundation for national and cultural power over time, and the USA has trashed the family with virtually every single policy at every level in the past fifty years.
Energy and Immigration bracket the family, and we use them to illustrate how other policies impact. Bad energy policy and bad immigration policy destroys neighborhoods, jobs, and local tax bases that fund education. It is all connected and no one in Washington is paying attention to the destruction of the family.
Created in the mid-1990's on the basis of 1988 insights, this slide remains the fundamental depiction of the four threat classes that demand we train, equip, and organized four forces after next, not one.
With a tip of the hat to the United Nations High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change, and especially to LtGen Dr. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret), the U.S. member of the panel, this is a depiction of the ten high-level threats to humanity that are NOT being addressed by the U.S. national security team, which has no strategy, no global intelligence estimate, and generally appears to have zero interest in actually protecting the USA from anything other than those threats that can be monetized with the existing military-intelligence-industrial complex.
Hard to believe, but we are not making this up. The U.S. Intelligence Community still does not routinely depict threats in relation to the level of analysis, only in absolute terms and generally in worst-case technical threat terms assuming idealized scenarios favoring the enemy. And when that is not good enough, field grade officers are assigned to manipulate the data bases and fabricate threat capabilities.
Based on Steven Emerson, American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us (Free Press, 2003)