There’s no doubt that Dan Coats (pictured, right), the statutory leader of 16 American intelligence agencies, is operating in an unusual environment.
The questions raised by the latest memo from a group of intelligence veterans are well-founded and demand a full investigation.
If you’re thinking of diving into the "intelligence community's" latest quadrennial report on the future, I’ve done you an enormous favor and read it for you.
Although the former commander in chief and his vice president had a rule that they did not trash talk people in public, they displayed the utmost disrespect for intelligence professionals who would not tell them (and the public) what they wanted to hear.
French actor Gerard Depardieu has resorted to becoming Russian in order to avoid paying taxes in France, with a little help from Vladimir Putin of course; Jane Harman is being considered for CIA director, despite her past involvement in an Israeli intelligence influence operation; meanwhile, the Obama administration has been compiling a database that helps it determine how to treat a suspected terrorist. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The Invisible Government, published by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross in 1964, was groundbreaking, shadow-removing, illuminating. It caused a fuss from its very first paragraph, which was then a shockeroo: “There are two governments in the United States today. One is visible. The other is invisible.”