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Spook-watcher William Arkin has a new (at least to me) Washington Post weblog on national and homeland security, with the appropriately paranoid title Early Warning. One detail-rich post I can recommend: Domestic Military Intelligence Is Back.

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  1. One detail-rich post I can recommend: Domestic Military Intelligence Is Back.

    Did it ever really go away?

  2. Did it ever really go away?

    No, but now it’s new and improved

  3. Military intelligence is some kind of oxymoron.

    Anyway, I said last Sunday that at the moment, there is only the potential for abuse. It was, after all, a lack of sharing between military and civilian intelligence that led to the Able Danger problem. I’m watching with concern, but I’m not freaking out just yet.

  4. In the 60s mil-intel maintained informal ties with big city police forces — you know, just in case.

  5. Military intelligence is some kind of oxymoron.

    I think that’s a cheap shot — several of the smartest people I’ve known worked in or with the military.

    But the government-run military has a government-run bureaucracy problem and a general over-management-by-the-clueless problem — I think any grunt in the trenches would agree with that.

  6. PS: My dad got drafted into the Army at the end of the Korean War. He hated being in the Army but didn’t necessarily regard it as an unrelieved sea of stupidity.

    Many many years later he worked as a quality control engineer for a major defense contractor. There were many stupid and ill-conceived rules to follow, and he described it thus: “Never have I seen an organization with so many incredibly smart people in it that was so incredibly screwed up.”

  7. “Did it ever really go away?”

    It was dormant until some of John Poindexter’s hi-proof blood was spilt on the soil of the revenant’s grave.

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