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Analysts' reports' narrow focus: business:President wants, gets limited intel

Mar 04, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Intelligence officials who brief the president have warned him about Chinese espionage in bottom-line business terms. They have used Black Sea shipping figures to demonstrate the effect of Russia's aggression in Ukraine. And they have filled the daily threat briefing with charts and graphs of economic data.

In an effort to accommodate President Trump, who has attacked them publicly as "naive" and in need of going "back to school," the nation's intelligence agencies have revamped their pres...