Category Archives: Security Mistakes

“A nuisance who was obsessed with security” and who was also right

In the spring of 1998, Prudence Bushnell, the US ambassador to Kenya, sent an emotional letter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright begging for the Secretary’s personal help. Ms. Bushnell, a career diplomat, had been fighting for months for a … Continue reading

Posted in Security Mistakes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How Israeli Leaders Ignored Warnings And Almost Lost A War

Before talking about Israel’s remarkable behavior, including censoring its own warnings, lets digress to about 30 years earlier: "Zero hour was approaching. Five mechanized divisions of the Wehrmacht were deployed along the River Bug, on the Polish-Soviet frontier, in a … Continue reading

Posted in Security Mistakes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment