The National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations will tell the story of how America was founded, and has thrived, by facing challenges in creative and sometimes unusual ways. As a nation, we have overcome some of history’s greatest threats not through brute military force alone, but through the power of the American ideal to unify us in a common cause, and in our ability to adapt to a constantly changing international environment. World War II’s Office of Strategic Services (OSS), and the U.S. intelligence and special operations communities built on its foundation, have proven that a creative approach to problem-solving through courage, thoughtful risktaking, analysis, and subterfuge can be our country’s most effective asset. Such values and skills are manifested in the dedication and patriotism of our intelligence and special operations communities. The National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations will offer a message of hope, unity and purpose for all Americans as we face the challenges of the 21st century and beyond.
Some big names attached to this project: fmr Sec. of Defense Robert Gates, fmr Sec. of Defense AND Director of the C.I.A. Leon Panetta, fmr Director of the C.I.A. David Petraeus and Adm. William McRaven - this looks like a serious museum with serious academic focus, not as much entertainment as education; hopefully it's all that and more.