The Ignorance of Intelligence Agencies

Posted: October 27, 2015 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

The Tactical Hermit

This is a very short article, but worthy of your time nonetheless. It points out one of the glaring inadequacies of the current state of our Foreign Intelligence apparatus in this country. All of the sentences in italics are of my doing for emphasis on these points. -SF


By Williamson Murray

At the start of the Second World War, Great Britain’s intelligence agencies were anything but impressive. Their analytic capabilities overestimated the Third Reich’s military potential through 1938. And then in 1939, they changed views and failed to see that the Germans were actually making effective preparations to that would enable them to wreck the European balance of power. This would bring the world close to what Churchill characterized so aptly as “anew Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.”

Confronting this great danger, Britain possessed minuscule intelligence agencies, underfunded…

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