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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 02.08.06 | 07:43 (IDT)

    Once upon a time, in an age, long, long, ago. There were reputable sources, and professional historians. There were reputable reporters, and newspapers. Even then there was much twaddle, spin and BS. Not much difference between doing history and doing intelligence work, or at least that is what General Washington Platt stated in his seminal text book "Strategic Intelligence Production." The big difference he noted was that a historian had all the time in the world, or at least his life, to get the story right. The intelligence production professional had to produce in real time. Thus he had to sacrifice the last increment of accuracy for the need of expedience. The web is an incredible intelligence asset. But it is far less "accurate" than traditional scholarship. You must monitor sources with a firm view of their bias and the changes in their reportage and position. Critical thinking is far more necessary when using web based assets than ever before. Got it Rich?

    from the article: ANALYSIS: Giving the war an image of victory, not a draw
    First published 00:00 01.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 01.08.06
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