Another Aspect of the Eternal Intelligence Failure in the West

by | May 15, 2024


Had a brain zephyr.

I know this because I am on the spectrum.

The intelligence community (IC) hires high IQ but neuro-divergent individuals who have difficulty with tone and context and that colors reporting, assessments and final analyses.

Couple that with group-think and an institutional refusal to thoroughly “red team” all analysis and to punish moral courage and you get the seamless perfect storm of disastrous decision-making informed by flawed intelligence products.

I suspect this is a proximate cause to the problem throughout the IC in the West getting so much wrong so much of the time.


The state is the apex producer of chaos avalanches.

About Bill Buppert

Bill Buppert is the host of Chasing Ghosts: An Irregular Warfare Podcast and a contributor over time to various liberty endeavors. He served in the military for nearly a quarter century and contractor tours after retirement on occasion and was a combat tourist in a number of neo-imperialist shit-pits around the world. He can be found on twitter at @wbuppert and reached via email at

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