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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Peter A. Clement
The young CIA was badly organized and the American military was ill-prepared to cope with the maneuvers of Communist forces during the Korean War, according to intelligence documents released six decades after the conflict began.
Mr. Clement said the documents illustrate how the agency then relied on "a small crew of people who looked over the entire world," as opposed to current iterations involving separate staffs each assigned to a specific region.
"Intelligence-wise, we have come far," Mr. Clement said. "But at its core, the [job] of understanding leaders' decisions ... is still a challenge."