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An excerpt from Henry Crumpton's "The Art of Intelligence"

An excerpt from Henry Crumpton's "The Art of Intelligence"

05/17/12 12:38PM

In the aftermath of the coordinated air and ground assaults and the fall of major Afghan cities to U.S. and Afghan forces in the north, we encountered a prisoner problem. Our Afghan allies had captured hundreds of the enemy but had no prison system to process and contain them. The U.S. military had not established any prisoner of war protocols or allocated resources to handle the captured enemy. With the CIA having no writ for prisoners at that time (and not wanting one) and so few U.S. troops being on the ground, the obvious default was to our Afghan allies. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Thursday, May 17, 2012

05/17/12 11:24AM

IS ATTACKING BAIN CAPITAL A POLICY ARGUMENTMOLLY BALLTHE ATLANTIC, not policy, is what the attacks on Bain are really about: what kind of person Romney is. It's about character -- whether he feels the pain of average folks or is instead seen as callous and greedy. It's yet another in the seemingly endless litany of depictions of Romney as an out-of-touch rich guy. Romney has tried to engage the Bain critique on this level, issuing a video featuring out-of-work Americans and telling more stories about regular people on the campaign trail. read more

Scarborough: Biden's populist Ohio speech works

05/17/12 10:17AM

Joe Biden has been spending some time in eastern Ohio, pushing President Obama's record and taking aim at Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital, a firm Romney co-founded in 1984.During a campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio, at the M-7 Technologies manufacturing plant, Vice President Biden laid into Romney and the GOP by saying the party doesn't understand working class Americans."My mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams!" Biden said. "They don't get us! read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, May 17

05/17/12 05:47AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Romney raises $40.1 Million in AprilCensus: Minorities now surpass whites in US birthsRobert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife found deadJPMorgan’s trading loss is said to rise at least 50%R.I.P. Chuck Brown, "Godfather of Go-Go"Biden continues attack on Romney's time at BainFox News poll: Obama pulls ahead of Romney as presidential race heats upGroup weighs hard-line attack on Obama read more