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CIR: Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa and Doug Wise - Shared screen with speaker view
Brian Goldbeck
41:33
In the mid-1990’s, the CIA made a major reduction in overseas human intelligence staff in favor of “national technical means.” How successful has the U.S. been in managing its human intelligence capabilities?
Brian Goldbeck
42:03
The intelligence on Iraq’s nuclear weapons development was clearly “cooked” – skewed to meet the White House’s expectations. How can this be avoided in the future? What protections are there for intelligence whistleblowers?
Sandy Campbell
51:08
Folks - the Spy Museum needs your help in this extremely difficult time:
Sandy Campbell
51:09
https://international-spy-museum.networkforgood.com/projects/99127-mission-resilience-fund
Herb Thomas
52:59
Re Brian’s comment, My recollection is that Administration leaders like Cheney, Feith and Wolfowitz pushed for intel community conclusions that matched their preconceived notions. The professionals that I know, like Greg Thielmann of INR at State, pushed back. Also the scientists at Oak Ridge re aluminum tubes. There *were* regular FSO’s (not intelligence officers) however, who were ready to believe things that weren’t true.
Sandy Campbell
01:33:15
To Start a War
Sandy Campbell
01:33:30
how the Bush administration took America into Iraq
Sandy Campbell
01:33:36
by Draper