Intelligent Intelligence Analysis

Consortium News is always first to publish VIPS and is the depository of its memos to high officials, beginning with its 2003 warning about faulty intelligence on Iraq. We have several former, senior intel officers who critique the U.S. security services like nowhere else on the internet.

When the intelligence is questionable come to the place where the intelligence is questioned: Consortium News.

From the likes of Ray McGovern, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst on the Soviet Union and Russia, who gave the daily Oval Office intelligence brief to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W, Bush; to former CIA counterterrorism officer John Kiriakou who blew the whistle on the CIA’s torture program; to Coleen Rowley, a former FBI special agent who alerted the Bureau but was ignored on intelligence before the 9/11 attack; to Scott Ritter, a former Marine Corps intelligence officer and UN weapons inspector in Iraq,  Consortium News brings you the best original analysis of U.S. intelligence and security services of anyone around.

We are the first to publish all memos from Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, an organization of top-flight former intel officials, including an ex-National Security Agency technical director, William Binney.

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6 comments for “Intelligent Intelligence Analysis

  1. Randal Marlin
    June 12, 2020 at 15:27

    In reply to Richard A. Pelto, the book by J.A.C. Brown is a very good one and I consulted it when I prepared my course on Truth and Propaganda. But I’ve taught that course since 1980 and built up so much of my own material that I published my own book, Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion in 2002. The second edition of that text came out in 2013, and I am contemplating doing a third edition. The trouble is that today’s students are not accustomed to buying books – they want things free on line. So publishers find it hard to pay for all the work that goes into good editing. There may not be a third edition.

  2. June 9, 2020 at 11:51

    I am afraid that only people like Mr. McGovern have the ability to ferret through the miasma of misinformation that is provided, as a consequence of the intelligence area’s recent selection of facts to serve an agenda, and the mass media compliantly without even minimally asking the 5 w’s and h questions traditional to journalism. And people must find sources of information in other countries if they want to gain at the least a different selection of facts.

  3. Randal Marlin
    June 9, 2020 at 10:02

    I regard Consortium News as one of a select few important and reliable sources available free online. I lack the means to give more financial support than I have done, but I recommend this source highly to the many students I have encountered in my university course on Truth and Propaganda, taught since 1980 at Carleton University in Canada.

    • June 9, 2020 at 11:57

      Mr. Marlin. Do you by any chance use Techniques of Persuasion, from Propaganda to Brainwashing by J.A.C. Brown in your class?
      It would be a very interesting possibility to update its 1965 perspective to events today, and the ability of sources like CN to provide material that at least widens perspective.

      June 9, 2020 at 15:26

      Thank you Professor Marlin.

    • Anonymot
      June 9, 2020 at 15:38

      I’m in the same financial boat, but I absolutely agree with Randal. I live in Europe and recommend it as one of only two real sources of deep, objective thinking and reporting.The other is The Intercept. The rest is pure BS.

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