Intelligence Gathering and Analysis, Part 3 – Good Open-Source Intelligence

Intelligence is such a cool word. Telling someone that you have ‘intelligence’ that a certain thing is going to happen at a specific place makes your bit of rumor sound so much more important. And, there are a lot of people out there handing out garbage and calling it ‘intelligence’ when it’s worth less than what your neighbor’s dog dumps in your yard. And, there are times when I’ve been fooled into thinking that what I had was good intelligence, when it wasn’t. It can be so very hard to tell. All that I can say in my defense is … Click here to read the rest…

A New Hitler Rises

When a spy comes in from the cold, he’s usually in a state of shock during the first few days, especially if he only had 48 hours notice before the President of the United States blew his cover. Add 45 years of experience in field operations, and the shock would have to be something amazing. But, let us go further and have our agent lose more than a $100 million of his own hard-earned savings, and you can only guess what state a person like that would be in. Let’s see… yes, as long as we’re being ‘hypothetical’… we should … Click here to read the rest…

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