It’s easy to glance retrospectively at significant global occurrences and say, “Clearly, that was inevitable.” Yet, the early warnings and signals were frequently present, only to be overlooked or misinterpreted by the organizations responsible for detecting them. 

Welcome to the complex and elusive world of intelligence failures.

You might picture intelligence agencies as omnipotent entities, equipped with the latest tech, decoding secrets, and predicting every global turn. However, they’ve had their fair share of ‘face-palm’ moments. 

Dropping the ball isn’t just a minor fumble. It can change the direction of nations and the lives of millions.