Rummy and the Spooks: New 'Snowflakes' Reveal a Grotesque Intel Failure

Who’s the enemy? the defense secretary begged to know in 2003.He couldn't get answers.


We’ve talked plenty about the big mistakes—9/11, no WMD in Iraq, the Bay of Pigs, and so forth, all the intelligence failures from Korea in 1950 to the Russian SolarWinds cyber heist revealed in December. All disconcerting, some far worse, measured in lives lost, treasures depleted, cities destroyed.

The world has little noted and may not remember t…

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