Thinking Red : The Flynn Report

crapgame

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Is it worth discussing? Or is it only causing yawns among the MI community?
 

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As I stated somewhere on the open board - I think Mike Flynn will eventually be the Army G2, so, yawns or not, if you're in the IC, you might want to see how he thinks. I've known him as a Bn and Bde commander; a Division, Corps, and JSOC G/J2; a guy who I've slapped on the ass when the green light came on and told to get out of my airplane; and a guy I've had beers with. We lost touch after he moved to CENTCOM. But again, whether we discuss it here or not, we prolly all outta read it.
 

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Nothing coming out of ISAF should be considerred a yawn right now. GEN McChrystal and his staff are challenging everyone in AFG right now to take measure of everything they are doing and asking whether it is contributing to a WIN. Before my post in the main forum got deleted during the Purge, I said that I hope MG FLynn gets everything he wants from the article and I meant it. Do I agree with everything he said? No. But who gives a shit. I want to Win far more than I want to see my personal opinion heard. Unfortunately I don't see the same from way too many MI folks (mostly the "intellectuals" of the MI corps. The kind who only contribute ideas, not actionable intelligence and certainly not actual results). I think ISAF has a winning team. They have a plan they are trying to implement and it BURNS MY ASS when I see people slow roll for no other reason than it would make them uncomfortable. Wanna know what will make me uncomfortable? Losing.
 

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Pretty much. This is a problem with government agencies. Because of civil service laws, senior civil service ass hats are really hard to get rid of. There is a bill in Congress to allow the Sec of Vet Affairs an exemption to merit system requirements to fire people - it needs more support.
 

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Swill, great statement, tweeked it a little...but you are spot on!!

"mostly the "intellectuals" of the (Intelligence Community)...the kind who only contribute ideas, not actionable intelligence and certainly not actual results"
 
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