This isn’t just a NATO problem, it’s an American problem.
It’s been oft mentioned here that it’s unclear which is scarier: The threats from every direction that a now-vulnerable America faces, or the fact that America’s unintelligent community is unable to see anything on their radar until after the fact. If it does get reported, then it’s manipulated into a happy story — because everything’s fine and just keep sho
Intelligence chief says the alliance members can’t even agree whether Moscow or ISIS is the greater threat — and there’s not enough ISR to go around.
When Russia sent military forces into Syria last weekend, it caught NATO by surprise and proved that its members can neither stay ahead of threats nor even decide which ones are the most pressing, the alliance’s intelligence director said.
“Are we keeping up with threats?…Absolutely not,” said U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner Thursday. “The demands for intelligence… to accurately deal with some of these crises is clearly insufficient.” Continue reading →