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Thursday links: Al Qaida's mistake, Obama on Iran, Fukuyama, South China Sea and more

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12 December 2013 10:50

Intelligence agencies are powerful, secret organizations in a democratic culture that is deeply hostile to power and secrecy. The only way to square this circle is to make the rules public and to demonstrate to the public that the rules are obeyed. This is a strategic proposition. Subordinating it to transient tactical advantage is foolish.

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