I think that, in the end, the military behavior and intelligence services are not very different from each other. It's an attitude of hunters; they're observing the prey.
Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.
The rare person is still interested in new advances when they are adults. There is possibly a correlation with intelligence. In any case, you have to be fairly bright to keep learning and changing attitudes as you get older.
The strength of my Princeton teams has always been attitude, intelligence and discipline.
No one can write decently who is distrustful of the reader's intelligence or whose attitude is patronizing.
The permanent mental attitude which the sensitive intelligence derives from philosophy is an attitude that combines extreme reverence with limitless skepticism.
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.