As always, (Steele) is at once a teacher, historian, critic, and guide to the future. -- Dr. Loch Johnson, Regent Professor, University of Georgia
Constantly committed to truth and honesty...(Steele) demonstrates his ability to grasp the real issues. -- Pierre Lacoste, Admiral, French Navy (Retired), former Director of Foreign Intelligence (DGSE), France
No one is better at looking at intelligence issues "out of the box" than Robert Steele. -- Bill Gertz, author of The China Threat: How the People's Republic Targets America
Robert Steele is the Thomas Edison of the Information Age!...should be required reading for politicians, students, and concerned citizens. -- A Reader from APO AE
Steele consistently has been ahead of the pack in his appreciation of everything...his work thrills with its insights. -- Ralph Peters, Author of Fighting for the Future: Will America Triumph
Steele consistently has been well ahead of the pack...his work thrills with its insights and ideas. -- Ralph Peters, Author of Fighting for the Future: Will America Triumph?
[Steele's book] is the perfect weapon in our war against terror. --Robert Young Pelton, Author of The World's Most Dangerous Places
From the Publisher
Henry Kissinger is absolutely right when he laments the lack of any serious consideration of foreign policy in recent presidential and congressional elections, and that is what 9/11 must change--this book is intended to be useful to citizens as well as government and business intelligence professionals. It lays out with great precision (see the index) both $11.6 billion dollars (out of $30 billion a year) in potential savings that could be applied to the new craft of intelligence, and it recommends with great precision all that should be in a new National Security Act of 2002.
Intelligence in the 21st Century is too important to be relegated to a chaotic cluster of secret government agencies. It is time for all citizens to take an interest in intelligence, to migrate the proven process of intelligence (there is a great deal that is good about the U.S. intelligence community) into the business sector as well as over to the sovereign states and their localities, and to demand of our elected representatives a proper accounting for the failure, and measures to prevent future failures.
Less than 2% of the $30 billion a year intelligence has been spent on terrorism--the policy and intelligence leadership over several administrations have given lip-service to the war on terrorism--and there will be no improvements, no matter how much money we pour into intelligence and counterintelligence, unless we change the fundamentals--who's in charge, how we do it, who we do it with, and how seriously we take our responsibilities for protecting America.