This week I talk with The Havok Journal owner (and current Army Intelligence Officer) Charlie Faint about all things Military Intelligence. It is an episode born of necessity – we had cancellations and technical issues which meant we had to find something Charlie and I could talk about relatively easily and with little preparation. I think it worked. I know I had a two-track conversation going on – one with Charlie and one with myself to vet my comments before opening my mouth – and I think Charlie probably had one as well. But we stay within the tearlines and hopefully manage to give you all a little insight into the MI world.
Have a listen here.
In the episode, we don’t do justice to all facets of military intelligence. The signals intelligence and analysis aspects get very short shrift. One is difficult to talk about in an unclassified environment and the other is as boring to discuss as it is important to have. I look forward to your hate mail.
This episode continues a stretch of mid-summer cancellations and technical issues. It seems that each episode affected tends to work out better than we had planned, so I’m mildly optimistic that this one will turn out all right. But next week’s show looks great on paper. I won’t dime them out by naming the guests now, since it’s 50-50 that we’ll have that same lineup by showtime. But suffice to say that if we run into issues with our guests, we’re going to have to really up our game to make up for them.
Did I state that there are only 17 intelligence agencies in the U.S. instead of the real number (18) because I misspoke? Or because I forgot? Or because I was fooling the Chinese into believing we have 5.5% less capabilities than we have? I know which answer I’m sticking to.
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