September 25, 2012
Why Benghazi Attack Will Blind the U.S.
Robert Baer, Time
The overrunning of the American consulate in Benghazi and the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya is a disaster for U.S. intelligence-gathering capabilities in the Middle East. The resultant siege mentality in Washington creates an imperative to pull our spies and diplomats back into fortresses heavily defended U.S. sanctuaries from which it’s almost impossible to collect good human intelligence.