George Tenet – You know, at the end…

You know, at the end of the day, the only thing you have is trust…


“You know, at the end of the day, the only thing you have is trust and honor in this world. That’s all you have. All you have is your reputation built on trust and your personal honor. When you don’t have that anymore, well, you know, there you go. Trust was broken.”
-George Tenet

George Tenet – As a nation we have…

As a nation we have, over the past seven years, been rebuilding our intelligence with…


“As a nation we have, over the past seven years, been rebuilding our intelligence with powerful capabilities that many thought we would no longer need after the Cold War. We have been rebuilding our clandestine service, our satellite and other technical collection, our analytical depth and expertise.”
-George Tenet

George Tenet – Here’s the teaching point, if…

Here’s the teaching point, if you’re teaching kids about intelligence and policy: Intelligence does not…


“Here’s the teaching point, if you’re teaching kids about intelligence and policy: Intelligence does not absolve policymakers of responsibility to ask tough questions, and it doesn’t absolve them of having curiosity about the consequences of their actions.”
-George Tenet