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Intelligence: From Secrets To Policy / Edition 4
     

Intelligence: From Secrets To Policy / Edition 4

by Mark M Lowenthal
 

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ISBN-10: 0872896005

ISBN-13: 9780872896000

Pub. Date: 10/17/2008

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872896000
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
10/17/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,124,640
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Figures and Boxesix
Prefacexi
Chapter 1Introduction--What Is "Intelligence?"1
Why Do We Have Intelligence Agencies?2
What Is Intelligence About?5
Chapter 2The Development of U.S. Intelligence10
Major Themes11
Major Historical Developments17
A Final Note23
Chapter 3The U.S. Intelligence Community25
Alternative Ways of Looking at the Intelligence Community26
The Many Different Intelligence Communities28
Intelligence Community Relationships that Matter30
The Intelligence Budget Process36
Chapter 4The Intelligence Process--A Macro Look: Who Does What for Whom?41
Requirements42
Collection45
Processing and Exploitation45
Analysis and Production47
Dissemination and Consumption48
Feedback50
Thinking About the Intelligence Process51
Chapter 5Collection and the Collection Disciplines54
Overarching Themes54
The Collection Disciplines: Strengths and Weaknesses63
Collection--Conclusion83
Chapter 6Analysis87
Major Themes88
Analytical Issues98
Intelligence Analysis: An Assessment107
Chapter 7Counterintelligence113
Internal Safeguards114
External Indicators and Counterespionage117
Problems in Counterintelligence118
Chapter 8Covert Action124
The Decision-making Process125
The Range of Covert Actions129
Issues in Covert Action131
Assessing Covert Action136
Chapter 9The Role of the Policymaker139
The Nature of the National Security Policy Process in the U.S. Government139
Who Wants What?142
The Intelligence Process: Policy and Intelligence143
Chapter 10Oversight and Accountability153
Executive Oversight Issues153
Congressional Oversight155
Issues in Congressional Oversight161
Internal Dynamics of Congressional Oversight of Intelligence167
Conclusion172
Chapter 11The Legacy of the Cold War175
The Primacy of the Soviet Issue175
The Emphasis on Soviet Military Capabilities177
The Emphasis on Statistical Intelligence180
The Intelligence Record--Collapse of the Soviet Union181
Conclusion--Intelligence and the Soviet Problem182
Chapter 12The New Intelligence Agenda186
U.S. National Security Policy after the Cold War186
Intelligence and the New Priorities190
Conclusion203
Chapter 13Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligence206
General Moral Questions206
Issues Related to Collection and Covert Action211
Analysis-related Issues215
Oversight-related Issues219
The Media221
Conclusion221
Chapter 14Intelligence Reform223
The Purpose of Reform223
Issues in Intelligence Reform225
Conclusion232
Chapter 15Foreign Intelligence Services234
Britain234
China237
France238
Israel240
Russia242
Conclusion244
Appendix 1Additional Bibliographic Citations and Web Sites247
Appendix 2Major Intelligence Reviews of Proposals251
Author Index255
Subject Index257

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