EI Weekly Listen — The Joint Intelligence Committee: Reading the Russian mindset by Michael Goodman

During the Cold War, the British Joint Intelligence Committee was charged with forecasting the actions of states behind the Iron Curtain and the rest of the world. Its record was patchy – the Brits were repeatedly taken by surprise throughout the twentieth century. Read by Leighton Pugh.
Czechoslovaks carry their national flag past a burning Soviet tank in Prague, 1968. The JIC failed to foresee Soviet retaliations to the mass protests.
Czechoslovaks carry their national flag past a burning Soviet tank in Prague, 1968. The JIC failed to foresee Soviet retaliations to the mass protests. Credit: The Central Intelligence Agency via Wikipedia Commons
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