National Intelligence Folly: How a Tragic Unsolved Murder Led to Billions of Dollars of Program Fraud, Waste and Abuse Part 5

NRO declassified, NIMA established, Clapper becomes NIMA Dir, USGIF Symposium and GEOINT Functional Manager role established. Murder of Tina Ricca shakes up national intelligence, NRO DIR Harris, and Dep DIR Jimmie D. Hill are fired

National Intelligence Folly: How a Tragic Unsolved Murder Led to Billions of Dollars of Program Fraud, Waste and Abuse Part 4

NGA Director Lt Gen (USAF, Ret) James R. Clapper is fired by SECDEF Rumsfeld for not toeing the party line, USDI Cambone finesses moving a lot of agency funding over to the DNI/NIP while pressing the case that they should stay under DoD, the Murder of Tina Ricca has a ripple effect in the National Intelligence Community that leads to the discovery of the new NRO building and the firing of leadership

The Enlightenment as a Political Movement

Over the last few days, we have been exploring the enlightenment as a philosophical movement.  This movement started as a reaction to the significant advances in math and science, particularly Isaac Newton’s mathematical modeling of planetary movement, which described their orbits without the traditional process of metaphysics, the understanding of the planet’s first principles.  From there, the …

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Citizen Responsibility

Up to this point we have been looking at the responsibilities of leaders in the proper formation of government.  Plato believed in the philosopher king while his student Aristotle believed in the rule of law and the proper formation of a constitution consisting of the laws, traditions, and habits that together form the nature of a …

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