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All the massive five-eyes apparatus does you no good if the people supposed to act on that intelligence are corrupted, and look to their own interests first:

https://www.jonathanpollard.org/1998/040798b.htm

https://www.amazon.com/Deception-Clinton-America-Chinese-Mil...

https://www.businessinsider.de/china-acquiring-military-secr...

https://nypost.com/2019/05/11/the-troubling-reason-why-biden...






I wonder if it's a bit of a race between how much you can spend versus how much you loose to corruption, like filling a barrel with holes in it by adding water faster. Supposedly the US's classified intelligence program budget is 81.1 billion, larger than 9 of the next top ten foreign nation's total military expenditures.

https://sipri.org/sites/default/files/2019-04/fs_1904_milex_...




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