Intelligence Failure, December 15, 1944

I love these US Army intelligence maps from Western Europe on December 15 and then on December 16, 1944 (before and after the German invasion).  A useful lesson for folks who do not greet all intelligence reports with a lot of skepticism.


  1. John Moore:

    Yep. They thought that the Germans were rational. Hitler's attack was not, or, at best, it was an extreme long shot.

  2. TruthisaPeskyThing:

    Warren, no doubt your post was a comment about the recent CIA proclamation that Russian hacking was an effort to throw the election to Trump. I heard Obama in his last press conference, and I played it twice to make sure that I heard him correctly. In defending his inaction before the election, Obama said there was no point in calling out the Russians because WikiLeaks had already distributed the information . . . there nothing to be gained by complaining before the election because the substance had already been distributed by WikiLeaks. Obama repeated that reason twice, so I do not think he was misspeaking. In other words, Obama was saying the information from WikiLeaks was not coming from the Russians. Of course, that is what WikiLeaks has been saying all along.

    Another amazing declaration from the President was the information revealed was no big deal. It may have been embarrassing, but it was not controversial . . . nor were the DNC or Hillary campaign unethical in the activities revealed by WikiLeaks. Perhaps that is another illustration of why Hillary lost. Obama and Hillary may not have a sense of morality, but middle America still does.

  3. obloodyhell:

    Yeah "trust the CIA". This is probably THE first time in all of history that a lefty ever EVER said such a thing.... LULZ