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    Default 2017 book review 'Intelligence Success and Failure: The Human Factor'

    This is multiple academic authors review of a 2017 book 'Intelligence Success and Failure: The Human Factor' by Uri Bar-Joseph and Rose McDermott. Best explained as:
    ....almost all studies of intelligence failures have looked only at the failures themselves, without making comparisons with successes....(Later) the book is original in shifting the focus from intelligence services to policy-makers, who are the people that in the end must determine whether and how to act on intelligence. In a real sense, intelligence can succeed only if decision-makers draw the correct inferences, and follow, if not the best, then at least good courses of action.
    Link:https://issforum.org/roundtables/10-15-human-factor

    The reviewers are:Robert Jervis, Erik Dahl, Jeffrey Friedman, Genevieve Lester, Joshua Rovner and Keren Yarhi-Milo.

    The authors use six particular military attacks as examples for their analysis, including: "Barbarossa," the June 1941 German invasion of the USSR (failure); the fall-winter 1941 battle for Moscow (success); the Arab attack on Israel on Yom Kippur 1973 (failure); the Korean War, the second Egyptian offensive in the war six days later (success) and one not id'd.
    Link to Amazon, without any reviews:https://www.amazon.com/Intelligence-...e+Human+Factor
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    Default Intelligence failure: can we learn from India?

    An Indian SME viewpoint, written after the recent Kashmir VBIED attack:
    One of the reasons for the impression of intelligence failure is the inability of ground action groups to convert national or tactical intelligence inputs into local action. This is aggravated by the practice of pigeonholing terrorists or groups on the basis of previous terror acts. Intelligence analysts and supervisory officers should not have pre-determined assessments based only on past experience.

    Link:https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/co...st/731681.html
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