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February 20, 2006

Able Danger: Naming The Names of the Derlict Of Duty

More of this is needed if we're to get to the bottom of this:

As one of the reports in the press commented last year regarding this story, there are "bad guys" who were not held accountable for their failures. There were those who were fearful of what we were doing who played politics and shortchanged the nation in both their duty and loyalty to the country, and in the end they put their career ahead of doing the right thing.

Mr. William Huntington, who was just promoted to serve as the Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, who after becoming the Deputy Director of HUMINT in the early 2001 timeframe passed the buck. When I attempted to brief him on the DORHAWK GALLEY project, to include information on the ABLE DANGER project that was to use specific portions of the ABLE DANGER methodology to sort through and separate U.S. Person information from Foreign Intelligence information, to hear the briefing, announcing that "I can't be here, I can't see this" as he left his office and refused to return to hear the information. By doing this, he could later fain ignorance of the project should it have been compromised to the public. It is my believe that he is an example of the cultural problem — senior bureaucrats who are more focused on their own career and having "plausible deniability" to never allow anything "controversial or risky" to "touch them".

No wonder the DIA and intelligence services are determined to keep this story secret.


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