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Intelligence professionals are employees of the government working in a business that some would consider unethical—the business of spying. This book looks at the dilemmas that exist when one is asked to perform a civil service that is in conflict with what that individual believes to be "ethical." This is the first book to offer the best essays, articles, and speeches on ethics and intelligence that demonstrate the complex moral dilemmas in intelligence collection, analysis, and operations that confront government employees. Some are recently declassified and never before published, and all are written by authors whose backgrounds are as varied as their insights, including Robert M. Gates, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; John P. Langan, the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Professor of Catholic Social Thought at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University; and Loch K. Johnson, Regents Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia and recipient of the Owens Award for contributions to the understanding of U.S. intelligence activities. To the intelligence professional, this is a valuable collection of literature for building an ethical code that is not dependent on any specific agency, department, or country. Managers, supervisors, and employees of all levels should read this book. Creating the foundation for the study of ethics and intelligence by filling in the gap between warfare and philosophy, Ethics of Spying makes the statement that the intelligence professional has ethics.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Part 1: Ethics and the Intelligence Community Chapter 5 1. Ethics and Intelligence Chapter 6 2. Intelligence Ethics Chapter 7 3. Ethics and Morality in U.S. Secret Intelligence Chapter 8 4. The Need for Improvement: Integrity, Ethics, and the CIA Chapter 9 5. Bungee Jumping off the Moral Highground: Ethics of Espionage in the Modern Age Part 10 Part 2: Ethics and Intelligence Collection and Analysis Chapter 11 6. Moral Damage and the Justification of Intelligence Collection from Human Sources Chapter 12 7. Intelligence Collection and Analysis: Dilemmas and Decisions Chapter 13 8. An Ethical Defense of Torture in Interrogation Chapter 14 9. Interrogation Ethics in the Context of Intelligence Collection Chapter 15 10. Guarding against Politicization: A Message to Analysts Chapter 16 11. Memorandum: One Person Can Make a Difference Chapter 17 12. The Ethics of War, Spying, and Compulsory Training Part 18 Part 3: Ethics and Covert Action Chapter 19 13. Legitimacy of Covert Action: Sorting out the Moral Responsibilities Chapter 20 14. Covert Intervention as a Moral Problem Chapter 21 15. "Repugnant Philosophy": Ethics, Espionage, and Covert Action Chapter 22 16. Managing Covert Political Action: Guideposts from Just War Theory Chapter 23 17. Ethics of Covert Operations Chapter 24 18. Military and Civilian Perspectives on the Ethics of Intelligence: Report on a Workshop at the Department of Philosophy Part 25 Part 4: Related Professions Chapter 26 19. Sociology: Ethics of Covert Methods Chapter 27 20. Comment on "The Ethics of Covert Methods" Chapter 28 21. Science: Anthropologists as Spies Chapter 29 22. Business: Ethical Issues in Competitive Intelligence Practice Chapter 30 23. Business: The Challenge of Completely Ethical Competitive Intelligence and the "CHIP" Model Part 31 Appendix A: Principles, Creeds, Codes, and Values Part 32 Appendix B: Case Studies Part 33 About the Contributors