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CONSTRUCTING CASSANDRA

REFRAMING INTELLIGENCE FAILURE AT THE CIA, 1947-2001

Although there has been no shortage of studies exploring how intelligence failures can happen, none of the prevailing explanations has been able to provide a unified understanding of the phenomenon. Without that understanding, failures will happen again—with dramatic consequences.

For more information about the book, visit Stanford University Press’ site. If you want to have more information, do not hesitate to get in touch with Milo and Philippe here.

  • “ Jones and Silberzahn have crafted an insightful masterpiece to frame the true nature of the CIA... I recommend this book to anyone with a passion in understanding the analytical framework of the CIA. ” Parameters, official journal of the US Army War College
  • “ Constructing Cassandra is an outstanding and stimulating read. Jones and Silberzahn provide new and thought provoking insights into the world of intelligence analysis. ” Keydet89 (on Amazon)
  • “ Nobody has looked at the systematic failures of organizations like the CIA. Milo Jones and Philippe Silberzahn have taken a much broader analysis to the known failures. They have uncovered important lessons not only worthwhile for the intelligence community but for anyone working or running larger organizations. Besides all these lessons the book is simply fascinating to read. ” Salzburg (on Amazon)

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