Intelligence
Author : Mark M Lowenthal
Publisher : CQ Press
Release :2014-05-23
Total pages :560
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781483307787
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This sixth edition now features a new two-color interior design and Lowenthal's reliable and thorough updating. With recent developments in mind, he highlights new challenges facing the intelligence community, including the effects of the Snowden leaks in terms of collection and Congressional oversight, as well as discussing NSA programs, UAVs, and theimpact of social media. All transnational issues have been updated, especially to reflect changes in the war on terror and with WMD. New analytic issues receive attention, including Big Data, multi-intelligence analysis, and shifting demands on the work force. A new oversight chapter gives extra scrutiny to the role of the FISA court, OMB, and GAO. Lowenthal also expands coverage of foreign intelligence services, to include more on services in each region of the world.Table of Contents Chapter 1: What is "Intelligence"? / Chapter 2: The Development of U.S. Intelligence / Chapter 3: The U.S. Intelligence Community / Chapter 4: TheIntelligence Process - A Macro Look: Who Does What For Whom? / Chapter 5: Collection and The Collection Disciplines / Chapter 6: Analysis / Chapter 9: The Role of The Policy Maker / Chapter 10: Oversight and Accountability/ Chapter 11: The Intelligence Agenda: Nation-States / Chapter 12: The Intelligence Agenda: Transnational Issues / Chapter 13: Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligence / Chapter 14: Intelligence Reform / Chapter 15: Foreign Intelligence Services / SIGINT /Open Source / GEOINT / HUMINT / MASINT

Strategic Warning Intelligence
Author : John A. Gentry,Joseph S. Gordon
Publisher : Georgetown University Press
Release :2019-03-01
Total pages :296
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781626166554
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John A. Gentry and Joseph S. Gordon update our understanding of strategic warning intelligence analysis for the twenty-first century. Strategic warning—the process of long-range analysis to alert senior leaders to trending threats and opportunities that require action—is a critical intelligence function. It also is frequently misunderstood and underappreciated. Gentry and Gordon draw on both their practitioner and academic backgrounds to present a history of the strategic warning function in the US intelligence community. In doing so, they outline the capabilities of analytic methods, explain why strategic warning analysis is so hard, and discuss the special challenges strategic warning encounters from senior decision-makers. They also compare how strategic warning functions in other countries, evaluate why the United States has in recent years emphasized current intelligence instead of strategic warning, and recommend warning-related structural and procedural improvements in the US intelligence community. The authors examine historical case studies, including postmortems of warning failures, to provide examples of the analytic points they make. Strategic Warning Intelligence will interest scholars and practitioners and will be an ideal teaching text for intermediate and advanced students.

Special Duty
Author : Richard J. Samuels
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release :2019-10-15
Total pages :384
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781501741593
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The prewar history of the Japanese intelligence community demonstrates how having power over much, but insight into little can have devastating consequences. Its postwar history—one of limited Japanese power despite growing insight—has also been problematic for national security. In Special Duty Richard J. Samuels dissects the fascinating history of the intelligence community in Japan. Looking at the impact of shifts in the strategic environment, technological change, and past failures, he probes the reasons why Japan has endured such a roller-coaster ride when it comes to intelligence gathering and analysis, and concludes that the ups and downs of the past century—combined with growing uncertainties in the regional security environment—have convinced Japanese leaders of the critical importance of striking balance between power and insight. Using examples of excessive hubris and debilitating bureaucratic competition before the Asia-Pacific War, the unavoidable dependence on US assets and popular sensitivity to security issues after World War II, and the tardy adoption of image-processing and cyber technologies, Samuels' bold book highlights the century-long history of Japan's struggles to develop a fully functioning and effective intelligence capability, and makes clear that Japanese leaders have begun to reinvent their nation's intelligence community.

Intelligence Engineering
Author : Adam D. M. Svendsen
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release :2017-03-01
Total pages :130
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781442276666
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Intelligence continues to undergo significant changes at a remarkable pace, notably developments related to “Big Data,” surveillance, and cyber. Intelligence today involves multiagency, multinational, multidisciplinary, multidomain information sharing and sense-making, conducted by commerce, academic, government, civil society, media, law enforcement, military, and nongovernmental/nonprofit organizations. Increasingly complex systems, including interrelated technical dimensions, are central to modern defense systems. Intelligence Engineering: Operating Beyond the Conventional provides a new framework for generating analysis, exploring how systems to system-of-systems can be harnessed both for and into the future. Intelligence engineering (IE) involves the use of scientific and technical knowledge to artfully create, operate, maintain, and dismantle complex devices, machines, structures, systems, and processes that support and/or disrupt human endeavor occurring in the intelligence context. Spanning both human and technical intelligence realms, IE includes the collection and analysis of information that is of military and/or political value, and that relates to international relations, defense, and national security. Strategic Futures, risk management across to resilience concerns, are similarly engaged.

Strategic Analysis in Support of International Policy Making
Author : Thomas Juneau
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release :2017-02-02
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781442257634
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The book aims to improve our understanding of what it means to create high-quality analytical products by focusing on the concept of relevance for policy-makers. Despite variations in context, strategic analysts in different sectors (in both intelligence and non-intelligence government organizations, private consultancies, think tanks, and academia) face similar problems in identifying the needs of their clients and setting up organizations with the mandates, structures, and personnel necessary to address those needs. The objective is therefore to identify these common challenges, compare solutions, and share lessons learned. To do so, broader thematic reflections on strategic analysis are combined with innovative case studies of how organizations have worked to successfully produce relevant analysis. The first section explores challenges to achieving relevance at the level of the analyst, while the remainder of the book analyses cases at the level of organizations.

Essentials of Strategic Intelligence
Author : Loch K. Johnson
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release :2014-12-09
Total pages :498
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781440832284
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A highly valuable resource for students of intelligence studies, strategy and security, and foreign policy, this volume provides readers with an accessible and comprehensive exploration of U.S. espionage activities that addresses both the practical and ethical implications that attend the art and science of spying. • Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of all aspects of intelligence by experts in the field, from collection-and-analysis and counterintelligence to covert action and accountability • Probes into how the United States' intelligence agencies attempt to protect the nation from cyberattacks by foreign nations and terrorist groups—and documents the successes and failures • Documents the involvement of the National Security Agency (NSA) in bulk "metadata" collection of information on the telephone records and social media communications of American citizens • Examines the effects that have resulted from major leaks in the U.S. government, from Wikileaks to the NSA Snowden leaks

The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection
Author : Mark M. Lowenthal,Robert M. Clark
Publisher : CQ Press
Release :2015-01-14
Total pages :264
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781483322070
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Leading intelligence experts Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark bring you an all new, groundbreaking title. The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection describes, in non-technical terms, the definition, history, process, management, and future trends of each intelligence collection source (INT). Authoritative and non-polemical, this book is the perfect teaching tool for classes addressing various types of collection. Chapter authors are past or current senior practitioners of the INT they discuss, providing expert assessment of ways particular types of collection fit within the larger context of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Intelligence and Government in Britain and the United States: A Comparative Perspective [2 volumes]
Author : Philip H.J. Davies
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release :2012-04-06
Total pages :826
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781440802812
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Bringing a dose of reality to the stuff of literary thrillers, this masterful study is the first closely detailed, comparative analysis of the evolution of the modern British and American intelligence communities. • U.S. and U.K. case studies that draw on archival and published sources and on interviews with practitioners • Parallel timelines for principal national intelligence coordinating bodies in the United States and United Kingdom • Organization charts for the United States Intelligence Board and the U.K. Joint Intelligence Organisation, both from the early 1960s • An extensive glossary of terms and abbreviations used in the British and American intelligence communities • An extensive bibliography

Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy
Author : Paul R. Pillar
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release :2011-09-06
Total pages :416
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780231527804
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A career of nearly three decades with the CIA and the National Intelligence Council showed Paul R. Pillar that intelligence reforms, especially measures enacted since 9/11, can be deeply misguided. They often miss the sources that underwrite failed policy and misperceive our ability to read outside influences. They also misconceive the intelligence-policy relationship and promote changes that weaken intelligence-gathering operations. In this book, Pillar confronts the intelligence myths Americans have come to rely on to explain national tragedies, including the belief that intelligence drives major national security decisions and can be fixed to avoid future failures. Pillar believes these assumptions waste critical resources and create harmful policies, diverting attention away from smarter reform, and they keep Americans from recognizing the limits of obtainable knowledge. Pillar revisits U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War and highlights the small role intelligence played in those decisions, and he demonstrates the negligible effect that America's most notorious intelligence failures had on U.S. policy and interests. He then reviews in detail the events of 9/11 and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, condemning the 9/11 commission and the George W. Bush administration for their portrayals of the role of intelligence. Pillar offers an original approach to better informing U.S. policy, which involves insulating intelligence management from politicization and reducing the politically appointed layer in the executive branch to combat slanted perceptions of foreign threats. Pillar concludes with principles for adapting foreign policy to inevitable uncertainties.

The U.S. Intelligence Community
Author : Mark M. Lowenthal
Publisher : Routledge
Release :2013-10-23
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781317971030
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Joyce in the Belly of the Big Truck; Workbook
Author : Joyce A. Cascio
Publisher :
Release :2005-05
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0976237318
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The International Politics of Intelligence Sharing
Author : James Igoe Walsh
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release :2009-11-19
Total pages :208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780231520881
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The cross-border sharing of intelligence is fundamental to the establishment and preservation of security and stability. The American invasion of Iraq in 2003 was based in part on flawed intelligence, and current efforts to defeat al Qaeda would not be possible without an exchange of information among Britain, Pakistan, Indonesia, and the United States. While critical to national security and political campaigns, intelligence sharing can also be a minefield of manipulation and maneuvering, especially when secrecy makes independent verification of sources impossible. In The International Politics of Intelligence Sharing, James Igoe Walsh advances novel strategies for securing more reliable intelligence. His approach puts states that seek information in control of other states' intelligence efforts. According to this hierarchical framework, states regularly draw agreements in which one power directly monitors and acts on another power's information-gathering activities-a more streamlined approach that prevents the dissemination of false "secrets." In developing this strategy, Walsh draws on recent theories of international cooperation and evaluates both historical and contemporary case studies of intelligence sharing. Readers with an interest in intelligence matters cannot ignore this urgent, timely, and evidence-based book.

The Professionalization of Intelligence Cooperation
Author : A. Svendsen
Publisher : Springer
Release :2012-08-30
Total pages :244
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781137269362
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An insightful exploration of intelligence cooperation (officially known as liaison), including its international dimensions. This book offers a distinct understanding of this process, valuable to those involved in critical information flows, such as intelligence, risk, crisis and emergency managers.

Bombs, Bugs, Drugs, and Thugs
Author : Loch K. Johnson
Publisher : NYU Press
Release :2000-11-01
Total pages :298
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0814742521
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An examination of the present and future of American intelligence argues that despite America's resources, technology, and networks, the lack of central coordination allows information and communication failures.

Blowback
Author : Christopher Simpson
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release :2014-06-10
Total pages :407
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781497623064
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A searing account of a dark “chapter in U.S. Cold War history . . . to help the anti-Soviet aims of American intelligence and national security agencies” (Library Journal). Even before the final shots of World War II were fired, another war began—a cold war that pitted the United States against its former ally, the Soviet Union. As the Soviets consolidated power in Eastern Europe, the CIA scrambled to gain the upper hand against new enemies worldwide. To this end, senior officials at the CIA, National Security Council, and other elements of the emerging US national security state turned to thousands of former Nazis, Waffen Secret Service, and Nazi collaborators for propaganda, psychological warfare, and military operations. Many new recruits were clearly responsible for the deaths of countless innocents as part of Adolph Hitler’s “Final Solution,” yet were whitewashed and claimed to be valuable intelligence assets. Unrepentant mass murderers were secretly accepted into the American fold, their crimes forgotten and forgiven with the willing complicity of the US government. Blowback is the first thorough, scholarly study of the US government’s extensive recruitment of Nazis and fascist collaborators right after the war. Although others have approached the topic since, Simpson’s book remains the essential starting point. The author demonstrates how this secret policy of collaboration only served to intensify the Cold War and has had lasting detrimental effects on the American government and society that endure to this day.

Classified Information Policy and Executive Order 13526
Author : Kevin R. Kosar
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release :2011-04-01
Total pages :19
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781437944136
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Recently, there have been multiple high-profile incidents involving the release of classified government info. Perhaps most prominent was Wikileaks.org's unauthorized publication of more than 600,000 classified DoD documents. Such incidents have further heightened congressional, media, and public interest in classified info. policy. This report provides info. on classified info. policy, which also is called security classification policy and national security classification info. policy. It discusses the history, costs, and agencies assigned roles in classified info. policy. The report focuses on Executive Order 13526, which establishes much of the current policy, and it identifies possible oversight issues for Congress. Illus. A print on demand report.

Canadian Periodical Index
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :1999
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015066399026
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Intelligence for an Age of Terror
Author : Gregory F. Treverton
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :2009-03-23
Total pages :306
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780521518451
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During the Cold War, U.S. intelligence was concerned primarily with states; non-state actors like terrorists were secondary. Now the priorities are reversed and the challenge is enormous. States had an address, and they were hierarchical and bureaucratic. They thus came with some 'story'. Terrorists do not. States were 'over there', but terrorists are there and here. They thus put pressure on intelligence at home, not just abroad. The strength of this book is that it underscores the extent of the change and ranges broadly across data collection and analysis, foreign and domestic, as well as presenting the issues of value that arise as new targets require collecting more information at home.

Competitive Intelligence
Author : C. West
Publisher : Springer
Release :2001-09-19
Total pages :236
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780230514591
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To beat your competitors you must know exactly what they are doing. It is impossible to put together a successful competitive strategy if you are unsure what your competitors are doing, what they plan to do or even who your competitors really are. As markets evolve even more rapidly and companies adapt their plans much faster, the demand for competitive intelligence has spiralled. Christopher West, an expert in the field, shows you how to collect, analyse and use competitive intelligence from a variety of sources, including the internet, and change your competitive strategy accordingly.

Democracy Declassified
Author : Michael P. Colaresi
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2014-08-04
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780199389797
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Recent scandals like WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden's disclosure of NSA documents have brought public debates over government accountability and secrecy bubbling to the surface. How can modern democracies balance the need for privacy in delicate foreign policy matters with the necessity of openness in gaining and maintaining the trust of citizens? Democracies keep secrets from potential enemies and their citizens. This simple fact challenges the surprisingly prevalent assumption that foreign policy successes and failures can be attributed to public transparency and accountability. In fact, the ability to keep secrets has aided democratic victories from the European and Pacific theatres in World War II to the global competition of the Cold War. At the same time, executive discretion over the capacity to classify information created the opportunity for abuse that contributed to Watergate, as well as domestic spying and repression in France, Norway and Canada over the past forty years. Therefore, democracies face a secrecy dilemma. Secrecy is useful, but once a group or person has the ability to decide what information is concealed from a rival, citizens can no longer monitor that information. How then can the public be assured that national security policies are not promoting hidden corruption or incompetence? As Democracy Declassified shows, it is indeed possible for democracies to keep secrets while also maintaining useful national security oversight institutions that can deter abuse and reassure the public. Understanding secrecy and oversight in democracies helps us explain not only why the Maginot Line rose and the French Republic fell, or how the US stumbled but eventually won the Cold War, but more generally how democracies can benefit from both public consent and necessary national security secrets. At a time when ubiquitous debates over the issue of institutional accountability and transparency have reached a fever pitch, Democracy Declassified provides a grounded and important view on the connection between the role of secrecy in democratic governance and foreign policy-making.