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Agency PageGuarding Against Politicization,
Guarding Against Politicization, Robert M. Gates. Bourne Cockran wrote to Winston Churchill in 1895 that, "What the people really want to hear is the truth — it is the exciting thing — speak the simple truth." Twenty years later, Churchill himself wrote, "The truth is incontrovertible; panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may destroy it, but there it is." Truth, insofar as we can determine it, is what our work is all about. Indeed our own main entrance is dominated by the chiseled words, "And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." And because seeking truth is what we are all about as an institution, as professionals, and as individuals, the possibility — even the perception — that that quest may be tainted deeply troubles us, as it long has and as it should...
Agency PageThe DI 10 Years After Reorganization
The DI 10 Years After Reorganization, David W. Overton. Ten years have passed since the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) was reorganized primarily along regional rather than functional lines. Technically, the reorganization was of the National Foreign Assessment Center (NFAC) into the DI. Because the DI was a name of much longer standing (January 1952-October 1977), I have chosen to simplify this discussion by talking about the old DI and new DI, with October 1981 as the breaking point between the two.
Agency PageThe Need for Ethical Norms
DO values: tradeoffs,
Agency PageDO values: tradeoffs,