Wednesday, July 27, 2011

[Resources] Team B

Team B was a commission by the CIA to analyze the Soviet threat. Started in the 1970s, the plan was to look at the National Intelligence Estimate using outside consultants.

Team B reported that the US had severely underestimated the Soviet threat, which lead to the arms buildup in the 80s and 90s. Too bad they were wrong.

Review of the declassified report "turns out to have been wrong on nearly every point," with even CIA officials calling the report's conclusions "a kangaroo court of outside critics all picked from one point of view."

What if the purpose of Team B wasn't Soviet threat assessment, but instead assessing another, possibly otherworldly, threat, and the report was a red herring?

This theory fits neatly into a conspiracy game, either using Team B as the formation of a more shadowy, deeper intelligence agency for the PCs to work for or to fight against.

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