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How Good Intelligence Falls on Deaf Ears
by Jeremy at 12:48 pm EST, Mar 27, 2004

The testimony of Richard A. Clarke illustrates the perennial problem with intelligence: how do you get leaders to accept information they do not want to believe?

Intelligence will always be incomplete; it will often run counter to what people want it to say.

Leaders, however, are paid to overcome these obstacles. They can only lead when they deal with reality -- and then take steps to help us plan for the worst.

David Kahn, author of "The Codebreakers", provides today's history lesson.

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