Development of strategic intelligence analysis and products

Discussion Forum format – not a paper:  250+ words

 

Choose one of the two topics:

 

 

 

1) Why is the development and presentation of finished strategic analysis products, primarily the NIE and PDB, so complex, and often fraught with contradictions and nuanced conclusions?

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2) What are the impediments to strategic intelligence analysis and why have they persisted for so long?