US intelligence in 1979 Iran
Prepare a 125 word initial post for each of the following questions. Please reference as necessary:
1. What do you think is the biggest single issue in the supposedly poor performance of US intelligence in 1979 Iran?
2. More recent books on the US performance during the fall of the Shah of Iran, across ALL sectors of the US government, not just intelligence, notes there was plenty of information being provided to Washington, but US policy makers ignored, or didn’t read it. How did George consider this circumstance and does his observations make sense to you?
One reference should be the book “Why Intelligence Fails” Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War by Robert Jervis.