Originally Posted by nstygma
i chose that instead of incompetence, which could certainly be the real reason. you do recall that there was pre-warning of the attack a few days in advance? the state dept said that intel was not actionable though. either way, i hope they learn from the mistakes
Incompetence is generally the rule, though in reality there is no question that managing the massive behemoth that is the federal government is a gargantuan undertaking.
You would like to think, however, that in circumstances such as these, there would be clearcut lines of authority/communication.