Intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis / Edition 1

Intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis / Edition 1

by James G. Blight
     
 

The ways in which organizational and personality variables affect the political exploitation of intelligence is assessed followed by an analysis of the psychology of intelligence assessment, showing how common cognitive and motivational pathologies can explain crucial errors of inference and attribution made by all three intelligence communities. In closing, the… See more details below

Overview

The ways in which organizational and personality variables affect the political exploitation of intelligence is assessed followed by an analysis of the psychology of intelligence assessment, showing how common cognitive and motivational pathologies can explain crucial errors of inference and attribution made by all three intelligence communities. In closing, the lessons of the volume as a whole are reflected upon for the theory and practice of intelligence assessment, and for our understanding of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714644356
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Series:
Studies in Intelligence Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
0.55(w) x 0.85(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Note
List of Acronyms
1What can Intelligence tell us about the Cuban Missile Crisis, and what can the Cuban Missile Crisis tell us about Intelligence?1
2US Intelligence in the Cuban Missile Crisis18
3Soviet Intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis64
4Cuban Intelligence and the October Crisis88
5Organizing for Crisis Intelligence: Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis120
6Perception, Intelligence Errors, and the Cuban Missile Crisis150
7The Cuban Missile Crisis and Intelligence Performance173
About the Contributors218
Abstracts219
Index223

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