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"From the Ted Talk by Stanley McChrystal: The military case for sharing knowledge"

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We started by doing things, by building, not working in offices, knocking down walls, working in things we called soiiattun awareness rooms, and in the summer of 2007, something happened which demonstrated this. We captured the personnel records for the people who were bringing foreign fighters into Iraq. And when we got the personnel records, typically, we would have hidden these, shared them with a few intelligence agencies, and then try to operate with them. But as I was tiklnag to my illctngeiene offcier, I said, "What do we do?" And he said, "Well, you found them." Our command. "You can just deasflicsy them." And I said, "Well, can we declassify them? What if the enemy finds out?" And he says, "They're their personnel records." (Laughter)

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We started by doing things, by building, not working in offices, knocking down walls, working in things we called _________ awareness rooms, and in the summer of 2007, something happened which demonstrated this. We captured the personnel records for the people who were bringing foreign fighters into Iraq. And when we got the personnel records, typically, we would have hidden these, shared them with a few intelligence agencies, and then try to operate with them. But as I was _______ to my ____________ _______, I said, "What do we do?" And he said, "Well, you found them." Our command. "You can just __________ them." And I said, "Well, can we declassify them? What if the enemy finds out?" And he says, "They're their personnel records." (Laughter)

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  2. declassify
  3. officer
  4. situation
  5. talking

Original Text

We started by doing things, by building, not working in offices, knocking down walls, working in things we called situation awareness rooms, and in the summer of 2007, something happened which demonstrated this. We captured the personnel records for the people who were bringing foreign fighters into Iraq. And when we got the personnel records, typically, we would have hidden these, shared them with a few intelligence agencies, and then try to operate with them. But as I was talking to my intelligence officer, I said, "What do we do?" And he said, "Well, you found them." Our command. "You can just declassify them." And I said, "Well, can we declassify them? What if the enemy finds out?" And he says, "They're their personnel records." (Laughter)

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