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Still Broken: A Recruit's Inside Account of Intelligence Failures, from Baghdad to the Pentagon

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February 16, 2009 12:45pm - 1:30pm

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Join us for a discussion with Alex Rossmiller, a former analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) who served in Iraq in 2004. Rossmiller will speak about the subject of his recent book, Still Broken: A Recruit's Inside Account of Intelligence Failures, from Baghdad to the Pentagon. “Hobbled by clueless superiors and their turf wars, as well as ignorance of Iraqi culture, DIA units, including Rossmiller's, witnessed American forces repeatedly acting on poor or outdated intelligence. … Rossmiller gives a lively insider's view of the petty and not-so-petty politics that affect the intelligence our leaders receive in their efforts to pacify Iraq; it is not a pretty picture.” Publisher's Weekly (Feb. 12 2008)