Speaking of military/intelligence/political leadership moral prudence vs. running a business …
The implications of Erik Prince’s recent proposal to create a private intelligence organization.
The critics’ bullet-proof “conclusion” while being critical of certainty level arrived “assessments” is also full of “may”s and alternative explanations.
Notwithstanding 9 “may have”s and 16 “likely”s in the Forensicator analysis (ahem non-assessment assessment,) there is nothing contradicting a remote hacker initially copying server data to local computers/mounts to assure future access. Later cross OS fingerprints, time-stamps and forensics can be due to staging or multiple transfers between devices before they got to Wikileaks, or can all be false breadcrumbs and not conclusive by themselves since they are all based on a single source.
That is assuming all other corroborating IP/SSH tracks are also false and all other evidence is orchestrated to create a Guccifer 2.0 persona — which is the main central assumption. And Information warfare on Facebook, Twitter, bots, fake news, active measures … never mind … I almost gave this a Just Nuts grade but thought not!
Mike Pompeo sought “facts” from NSA whistleblower William Binney, who says the 2016 theft of DNC emails was an inside job, not a Russian hack.
The inability or unwillingness to recognize defeat and its implications resulted in both greater material losses and amplified the strategic consequences for inevitable failures. Strategy is a human endeavor, and prospect theory offers unique insights into another dimension of the human face of war.
(And why we need it back.)
Intelligence is not the same as critical thinking and the difference matters