Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations / Edition 2 by Roger Z. George | 9781589012011 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations / Edition 2

Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations / Edition 2

by Roger Z. George
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589012011

ISBN-13: 9781589012011

Pub. Date: 02/28/2014

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Drawing on the individual and collective experience of recognized intelligence experts and scholars in the field, Analyzing Intelligence provides the first comprehensive assessment of the state of intelligence analysis since 9/11. Its in-depth and balanced evaluation of more than fifty years of U.S. analysis includes a critique of why it has under-performed at

Overview

Drawing on the individual and collective experience of recognized intelligence experts and scholars in the field, Analyzing Intelligence provides the first comprehensive assessment of the state of intelligence analysis since 9/11. Its in-depth and balanced evaluation of more than fifty years of U.S. analysis includes a critique of why it has under-performed at times. It provides insights regarding the enduring obstacles as well as new challenges of analysis in the post-9/11 world, and suggests innovative ideas for improved analytical methods, training, and structured approaches.

The book's six sections present a coherent plan for improving analysis. Early chapters examine how intelligence analysis has evolved since its origins in the mid-20th century, focusing on traditions, culture, successes, and failures. The middle sections examine how analysis supports the most senior national security and military policymakers and strategists, and how analysts must deal with the perennial challenges of collection, politicization, analytical bias, knowledge building and denial and deception. The final sections of the book propose new ways to address enduring issues in warning analysis, methodology (or "analytical tradecraft") and emerging analytic issues like homeland defense. The book suggests new forms of analytic collaboration in a global intelligence environment, and imperatives for the development of a new profession of intelligence analysis.

Analyzing Intelligence is written for the national security expert who needs to understand the role of intelligence and its strengths and weaknesses. Practicing and future analysts will also find that its attention to the enduring challenges provides useful lessons-learned to guide their own efforts. The innovations section will provoke senior intelligence managers to consider major changes in the way analysis is currently organized and conducted, and the way that analysts are trained and perform.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589012011
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
149,822
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction: Intelligence Analysis -- The Emergence of a DisciplineJames B. Bruce and Roger Z. George

Part One: The Analytic Tradition

1. The Evolution of Intelligence AnalysisJohn H. Hedley

2. The Track Record: CIA Analysis from 1950-2000Richard J. Kerr

3. Is Intelligence Analysis a Discipline?Rebecca Fisher and Rob Johnston

Part Two: The Policy--Analyst Relationship

4. Serving the National PolicymakerJohn McLaughlin

5. The Policymaker's Perspective: Transparency and PartnershipJames B. Steinberg

6. Intelligence Analysis: Between "Politicization" and IrrelevanceGregory F. Treverton Part Three: Enduring Challenges

7. The Art of Strategy and IntelligenceRoger Z. George

8. Foreign Denial and Deception: Analytical ImperativesJames B. Bruce and Michael Bennett

9. U.S. Military Intelligence Analysis: Old and New ChallengesDavid Thomas Part Four: Diagnosis and Prescription 10. Why Bad Things Happen to Good AnalystsJack Davis

11. Making Analysis More Reliable: Why Epistemology Matters to IntelligenceJames B. Bruce

12. The Missing Link: The Analyst-Collector RelationshipJames B. Bruce

Part Five: Leading Analytic Change

13. Managing Analysis in the Information AgeJohn C. Gannon

14. Intelligence in Transition: Analysis after September 11 and IraqMark M. Lowenthal

15. The New AnalysisCarmen A. Medina

Part Six: New Frontiers of Analysis 16. Computer-Aided Analysis of Competing HypothesesRichards J. Heuer Jr.

17. Predictive Warning: Teams, Networks, and Scientific MethodTimothy J. Smith

18. Homeland Security Intelligence: Rationale, Requirements, and Current StatusBruce Berkowitz

Conclusion: The Age of Analysis Roger Z. George and James B. Bruce

Glossary of Analytic TermsContributorsIndex

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