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Old 09-01-2011   #23
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Bill and Bourbon:

It occurs to me that most all civilian PHD experts on various areas and peoples of the world get to be PHDs by studying open sources. Those same PHDs are then sometimes turned to by the military in order to pass on the knowledge they learned from open sources. I can see local commanders wanting dumbed down reports but why don't the higher ups put more emphasis on the open sources the civilian experts used to get to be experts?
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