For John, BLUF: Give people the benefit of the doubt. Nothing to see here; just move along.
In an EMail this morning I found this comment:
Generally speaking, incompetence, accident, inertia, and dumb chance explain more than conspiracy.On target. I realize this is taking an optimistic view of human motivations, but a pessimistic view of human performance, but I think it is that way.
The person who said this was Jill Hazelton, a Professor at Naval War College, so we have to add the standard disclaimer that in making this comment she was not speaking for NWC, the Navy, or our Federal Government.
Regards — Cliff