The Congressional Report of Bias at CENTCOM

For my friends and colleagues still in the business, it might be worth the time to read the newly released report from the Congressional Joint Task Force that looked into allegations that CENTCOM senior officials and senior intelligence analysts slanted intelligence analysis and the intelligence process.
This is good reading, and key to understanding – and remembering – so many of the things that led to the debacle of the poor intelligence support to policy and decision makers in 2002.
This speaks to the role analysts play in supporting policy and decision makers; to analysts vs those who no longer analyze (i.e. read the damn traffic every day) but now manage the analysis; of the differences between support to tactical, operational and strategic intelligence requirements; and the role biases play in what we do. 

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