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 Group Think: Lessons of the Past 
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Post Group Think: Lessons of the Past
In November 1961, CIA inspector general Lyman B Kirkpatrick, authored a report 'Survey of the Cuban Operation', that remained classified top secret until 1996. Conclusions were:

1. The CIA exceeded its capabilities in developing the project from guerrilla support to overt armed action without any plausible deniability.
2, Failure to realistically assess risks and to adequately communicate information and decisions internally and with other government principals.
3. Insufficient involvement of leaders of the exiles.
4. Failure to sufficiently organize internal resistance in Cuba.
5. Failure to competently collect and analyze intelligence about Cuban forces.
6. Poor internal management of communications and staff.
7. Insufficient employment of high-quality staff.
8. Insufficient Spanish-speakers, training facilities and material resources.
9. Lack of stable policies and/or contingency plans.[/list]

In later years, the CIA's behavior in the event became the prime example cited for the psychology paradigm known as groupthink syndrome


Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:46 pm
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Post Re: Group Think: Lessons of the Past
I don't find that difficult to believe.


Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:41 am
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Post Re: Group Think: Lessons of the Past
LEARNING CURVE ACHIEVED.

Media accepting "We don't know" as an acceptable explanation.


Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:25 pm
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Post Re: Group Think: Lessons of the Past
The proper answer: We don't know but will find out what it is.


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