Samir’s Selection 03/27/2014 (p.m.)
The Certainty of Donald Rumsfeld (Part 2)
It begs us to answer the question what does it mean to know something? Or to know that we know something? Or to know that we don’t know something? Doesn’t it depend on evidence?…
But was the threat of the Japanese in 1941 or Al Qaeda in 2001 an unknown unknown or even a known unknown? Evidence was ignored or underestimated — in 1941 and 2001 — not because it was “unknown,” but because it didn’t fit a preconceived agenda…
the ways in which intelligence can fail despite our best efforts — not because we don’t know about it, but because we fail to interpret it correctly or to act on it.
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