intelligence1Retired CIA officer Ron Marks advises a new Hill aide not to be wowed by secrets

Ronald Marks
(Former CIA official, was Intelligence Council to two Senate Majority Leaders. An IT executive, Ron is also a Visiting Professor at Geo. Mason University, USA)

Published at RIEAS web site on 18 April 2021.

I have had to deal with intelligence reports as both a producer and as a user for nearly 40 years. There’s a lot of mystique, misunderstanding and controversy about what “intelligence” is and what it can—and cannot—do for you. So, allow me to give you five basic, hard-earned rules about dealing with reports turned out by the intelligence wings of the CIA and other national security agencies. Read more