— Michael Novakhov (@mikenov) October 27, 2021
Another tip of another iceberg?
The Brian Jeffrey Raymond story.
How prevalent are the personality, sexual and other problems in the workers of the US Intelligence Community?
What are the roles of the chronic stress and other specific challenges of their work in these occurrences?
How should they be dealt with?
How these people can be helped?
How to prevent the effects of these factors on their work?
What role the misleading “James Bond myths” play in these attitudes and affairs?
I suspect that the lives of the Intelligence workers are quite lonely and sometimes quite unhappy, a far cry from those romantic myths, perpetuated by mass media.
What shall we do to provide the adequate mental health help to them, taking into account the peculiarities of this highly specific field?
Is the screening process adequate in eliminating the “bad apples”?
A lot of hard questions and issues, and they do impact the overall quality of Intelligence work.
They have to be addressed in depth and with all the seriousness they deserve.