Sunday, November 1, 2015

Intelligence News

CIA's Red Cell. After 9/11 the agency developed a semi-independent organization called the 'Red Cell' that was charged with getting a fresh set of eyes to consider possible terror threats. The Red Cell employed alternative-analysis techniques and is used to provoke thought within the agency. Read more in "Inside the CIA Red Cell: How an experimental unit transformed the intelligence community"Foreign Policy, October 30, 2015.

U.S. Intel Agencies - Lacking Cultural and Language Expertise. The intelligence agencies of the U.S. - of which there are many - have a proven track record of not reaching out to academia for experts in history, culture, and language. Read more in "The Ignorance of Intelligence Agencies", by Williamson Murray, War on the Rocks, October 26, 2015.

Daniel Craig Wouldn't Cut It. According to one news story James Bond wouldn't have the 'emotional intelligence' to get a job as a real-life spy. Hmmmm. (Quartz, Oct 2015).

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