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Lowenthal (a professor at Columbia U. and a former U.S. intelligence official) presents an academic introduction to the history and current role of intelligence agencies in the foreign policy of the United States. He surveys the growth of the intelligence agencies, examines their place in the general structure of government, reviews policy debates about the scope and nature of intelligence activities, and discusses intelligence reforms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Lowenthal (a professor at Columbia U. and a former U.S. intelligence official) presents an academic introduction to the history and current role of intelligence agencies in the foreign policy of the United States. He surveys the growth of the intelligence agencies, examines their place in the general structure of government, reviews policy debates about the scope and nature of intelligence activities, and discusses intelligence reforms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872896000
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/17/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Figures and Boxes ix
Preface xi
Chapter 1 Introduction--What Is "Intelligence?" 1
Why Do We Have Intelligence Agencies? 2
What Is Intelligence About? 5
Chapter 2 The Development of U.S. Intelligence 10
Major Themes 11
Major Historical Developments 17
A Final Note 23
Chapter 3 The U.S. Intelligence Community 25
Alternative Ways of Looking at the Intelligence Community 26
The Many Different Intelligence Communities 28
Intelligence Community Relationships that Matter 30
The Intelligence Budget Process 36
Chapter 4 The Intelligence Process--A Macro Look: Who Does What for Whom? 41
Requirements 42
Collection 45
Processing and Exploitation 45
Analysis and Production 47
Dissemination and Consumption 48
Feedback 50
Thinking About the Intelligence Process 51
Chapter 5 Collection and the Collection Disciplines 54
Overarching Themes 54
The Collection Disciplines: Strengths and Weaknesses 63
Collection--Conclusion 83
Chapter 6 Analysis 87
Major Themes 88
Analytical Issues 98
Intelligence Analysis: An Assessment 107
Chapter 7 Counterintelligence 113
Internal Safeguards 114
External Indicators and Counterespionage 117
Problems in Counterintelligence 118
Chapter 8 Covert Action 124
The Decision-making Process 125
The Range of Covert Actions 129
Issues in Covert Action 131
Assessing Covert Action 136
Chapter 9 The Role of the Policymaker 139
The Nature of the National Security Policy Process in the U.S. Government 139
Who Wants What? 142
The Intelligence Process: Policy and Intelligence 143
Chapter 10 Oversight and Accountability 153
Executive Oversight Issues 153
Congressional Oversight 155
Issues in Congressional Oversight 161
Internal Dynamics of Congressional Oversight of Intelligence 167
Conclusion 172
Chapter 11 The Legacy of the Cold War 175
The Primacy of the Soviet Issue 175
The Emphasis on Soviet Military Capabilities 177
The Emphasis on Statistical Intelligence 180
The Intelligence Record--Collapse of the Soviet Union 181
Conclusion--Intelligence and the Soviet Problem 182
Chapter 12 The New Intelligence Agenda 186
U.S. National Security Policy after the Cold War 186
Intelligence and the New Priorities 190
Conclusion 203
Chapter 13 Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligence 206
General Moral Questions 206
Issues Related to Collection and Covert Action 211
Analysis-related Issues 215
Oversight-related Issues 219
The Media 221
Conclusion 221
Chapter 14 Intelligence Reform 223
The Purpose of Reform 223
Issues in Intelligence Reform 225
Conclusion 232
Chapter 15 Foreign Intelligence Services 234
Britain 234
China 237
France 238
Israel 240
Russia 242
Conclusion 244
Appendix 1 Additional Bibliographic Citations and Web Sites 247
Appendix 2 Major Intelligence Reviews of Proposals 251
Author Index 255
Subject Index 257
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