November 29, 2012

Petraeus Scandal Highlights Dangerous Weakness in US Counterintelligence


I travel across America teaching and briefing on the threat from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Movement here and how they (and others) have insinuated themselves at the highest levels of our government and national security apparatus. The one question I most frequently get from Members of Congress, local/state/federal law enforcement, military and intelligence professionals, state legislators, and citizens is this: How is it possible that the enemy has gained access to our senior leadership without any apparent resistance? I believe the current scandal involving General Petraeus is instructive in answering this question.

Our greatest national security weakness from a leadership standpoint is the staggeringly unprofessional inability of U.S. leaders to discern between friend and foe. They simply appear to have no radar for an enemy who comes at them wearing a suit (or dress) and a smile. Continue reading at …

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  1. “insinuated’ in your article does not mean anything in the context of what you are intending to say, I think… You may have wanted to say: infiltrated….

    • From

      insinuate (in·sin·u·ate) [in-sin-yoo-eyt], in·sin·u·at·ed, in·sin·u·at·ing.
      verb (used with object)
      1. to suggest or hint slyly: He insinuated that they were lying.
      2. to instill or infuse subtly or artfully, as into the mind: to insinuate doubts through propaganda.
      3. to bring or introduce into a position or relation by indirect or artful methods: to insinuate oneself into favor.
      verb (used without object)

      4. to make insinuations.

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