Robert David STEELE Vivas

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Information and intelligence, to include information operations, strategic communication, public diplomacy, peacekeeping intelligence (PKI), information peacekeeping (IPK), early warning of emerging threats, reality-based budgeting and operations, na… Mehr dazu


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Traitors Among Us: Inside the Spy Catcher's World von Stuart Herrington
This book, highly recommended by the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), grabbed me from the beginning. Stuart, whom I know as one of the most thoughtful and self-effacing Colonels in military intelligence, wisely chooses to focus on the two most important cases in recent U.S. military history. For a catalog of all the others, see "Merchants of Treason" by Tom Allen and Norman Polmar. A few things about this valuable book bear emphasis here: 1) early on, the FBI tried to shut the CIA out of the first case, and Col Herrington very wisely insisted on including them--leading to critical CIA contributions without which the case would not have been solved; 2)… Mehr dazu
Structure of Scientific Revolutions von Thomas S Kuhn
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Two points are worthy of emphasis: 1) the paradigm shift is always forced and 2) until the paradigm shift occurs, always suddenly, the incumbents can comfortably explain everything with their existing paradigm. There will be many from the current "laissez faire" academics without accountability environment who would be critical of this book, but the fact is that it's fundamentals are on target; as the sociology of knowledge has shown time and time again, "thinkers" are nepotistic, incestuous, and generally lazy, as well as mono-lingual and culturally-constrained, and it takes a major shock-wave to push any given intellectual domain up to the next plateau.
Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Informat&hellip von Clifford Stoll
When Cliff Stoll, the brilliant man who caught the top East German electronic criminal, speaks on the failures of our cyber-culture, we must listen carefully. "Our networks are awash in data. A little of it's information. A smidgen of this shows up as knowledge....The Internet, that great digital dumpster, confers not power, not prosperity, not perspicacity...Our networks can be frustrating, expensive, unreliable connections that get in the way of useful work. It is an overpromoted hollow world, devoid of warmth and human kindness. The heavily promoted information infrastructure addresses few social needs or business concerns. At the same time, it directly threatens… Mehr dazu