Two Faces of Intelligence Failure: September 11 and Iraq’s Missing WMD
Richard K. Betts compares the causes of the two biggest U.S. intelligence failures of recent times. In one case, warning was insufficient; in the other, excessive. In one case, the obstacles to success were less carelessness in professionals’ performance than inherent limitations in the warning function. In the other, error came from intelligence trying to be useful more than being strictly accurate.
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The Soft Underbelly of American Primacy: Tactical Advantages of Terror, Richard K. Betts
Politics and Force Levels: The Strategic Missile Program of the Kennedy Administration, Desmond Ball Reviewed by Richard K. Betts
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