George Carlin had a very famous bit in his act where he explored what he thought to be the absurdity of some commonly used oxymorons. Favorites included: jumbo shrimp, business ethics, friendly fire, wireless cable and mutual differences. The example that received some of the most intense laughter, however? Military Intelligence. Why is that? What was it the public responded to in that observation?
What does military intelligence look and feel like in practice? Is it the room full of black suits with cigars laughing as they run the world? Or is it the modern cubicle office space and a world governed by a lumbering, clumsy bureaucracy? Retired Colonel William Millard has been in some of those rooms, seen some of those things first hand and was intimately involved in one of the most intensely debated sociopolitical issues of 21st century’s first decade. He joins us, to pull back the curtain and shed some light.