Friday, March 27, 2015

What You Should Be Reading! (Blog List)

A few weeks ago, I asked ... well ... everyone: "What are you reading?"  I had noticed, with some dismay, that my own list of intel-related blogs and sources was a bit outdated and contained a number of now dead links.

Fortunately, my colleagues on LinkedIn, friends and acquaintances from a number of intelligence related email lists and the loyal (long-suffering?) readers of SAM were able to fill the void.  Without further ado, below is the list of all the blogs and other sources we managed to accumulate:

I asked my research assistant, McKenzie Rowland, to organize all the notes and emails and comments into a single user-friendly spreadsheet. We sorted the sites by how often they were mentioned by different people. There were lots of ties, though, so don't take the order too literally. 

Since I sent the announcement to all three of the major intelligence communities (National security, business and law enforcement), McKenzie also included a brief description of what we thought was the primary audience of the blog. We were lucky enough to get a number of non-US sources as well. 

Finally, I do not consider this list exhaustive. If YOUR favorite blog/source on intel didn't make the list, please leave a comment or drop me a note at kwheaton at mercyhurst dot edu!


Peter Coghill said...

Nick Hare is doing a brilliant job at explaining some of the 'big concepts' around human perception, decision making, probability, etc that are important to Intelligence Analysis in an entertaining and accessible manor.

The Military Leader said...

I kindly offer for your consideration. It crosses paths with several of the listed blogs.

Snafuperman said...

Try Information Dissemination (, Barents Observer (, Defense Tech (, Stratfor (, and Breaking Defense (