A big thank you to Mr. I have no ordered a copy of his book for my shelf. David, this is a fascinating look inside the PDB; thank you so much for sharing!
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On the positive side, policymakers can be alerted to critical security issues in real time. On the downside, digital updates may reduce the need for personal briefers to the point where the more nuanced dialogue between Intelligence Community and the president is lost.
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Finally, the perceived need to update judgments in real time may encourage a rush to analytic judgment. What do you think? Is it stronger for the incorporation of diverse opinion, in your view, or has it the potential to become a least-common-denominator book? Such information is pure gold for the analysts writing for the PDB, the editors shaping its assessments, and the briefers delivering it to the commander-in-chief.
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For more than 50 years, the intelligence community has tailored the look and the content of the PDB to the current occupant of the Oval Office; there's no reason to stop that now! Labels: In the Rogue Limelight.
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Featuring stories from interviews with four former presidents, five former vice presidents, and nearly other former political, national security, and intelligence leaders. H2 Section Heading Text To limit executive power, the founding fathers created fixed presidential terms of four years, giving voters regular opportunities to remove their leaders.
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