Michael Hayden: The End of Intelligence

Michale Hayden—The New York Times:

I wondered whether the officers I saw at the ceremony realized how much we are now counting on them. They know we traditionally rely on their truth-telling to protect us from our enemies. Now we need it to save us from ourselves.

Hayden was director of both the CIA and the NSA. He’s a retired four-star USAF general and, more importantly to me, a fellow geek. He prizes intricate, nuanced knowledge.

His pedigree endows this NYT op-ed with insight worth reading regardless of your political stripe. Our national reality is this dire. Or, this is how a contemporary empire falls.

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