Saturday, April 13, 2013

A War College Professor's Take on the Defense Intelligence Agency's Alarmist View About North Korea

From CNN:
[T]he Pentagon's intelligence arm, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has been out front in reaching the most alarmist conclusions about North Korea[...]The DIA assessment, disclosed by a Congressman at a hearing on April 11, was that the DIA has "moderate confidence" North Korea has developed a nuclear warhead that can be delivered by a ballistic missile. Within hours, however, James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, released a statement saying the DIA report did not represent the consensus of the intelligence community, and that "North Korea has not yet demonstrated the full range of capabilities necessary for a nuclear armed missile," -- a view echoed by a Pentagon spokesman and the South Korean Defense Ministry.
John R. Schindler, who is a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, where he teaches courses on security, strategy, intelligence, terrorism, and prior to that spent nearly a decade with the National Security Agency as an intelligence analyst and counterintelligence officer, tweets:
 It's important to understand DIA's long history of inaccuracy and downright clownage in assessing DPRK nuke programs 

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