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Intelligence services form an important but controversial part of the modern state. Drawing mainly on British and American examples, this book provides an analytic framework for understanding the intelligence community and assessing its value.
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"...the most thoughtful, detached and up-to-date primer on the subject ever produced by a recent member of the British intelligence community." The Independent

"...the most thoughtful, detached and up-to-date primer on the subject ever produced by a recent member of the British intelligence community." The Independent

"An excellent work written with enough skill and clarity to be valuable for academic and general readers." J.D. Stempel, Choice

"This is an important book about Anglo-Saxon tradition of intelligence management." Michael I. Handel, The International History Review

"...a grand scale breakthough....No one who is serious about intelligence studies should fail to become familiar with this book." H. Bradford Westerfield, Intelligence and Counterintelligence

"It is a scholarly study and for those readers who want to know about the internal workings of intelligence it provides more fascination than many of the 'cloak and dagger' spy stories. The study of Michael Herman is a very valuable addition to the analytical intelligence literature. It provides a conprehensive overview how intelligence works and functions. As a former intelligence professional, the author knows that not only intelligence but also scolarly results need to be presented in a language which appeals to the novice, the practitioner and scholar alike and he is very gook at this. His thoroughly researched, well-structured, and very readable book is highly recommendable." Newsletter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521562317
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface and acknowledgements
Glossary of terms and abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Antecedents 9
2 Organizations 16
3 Resources, stages and subjects 36
4 Collection sources 61
5 Collection characteristics 82
6 All-source analysis and assessment 100
7 Boundaries 113
8 Intelligence and national action 137
9 International action 156
10 Intelligence and security 165
11 Intelligence threats 183
12 Intelligence cooperation 200
13 Failure and remedies 221
14 Problems of defence intelligence 240
15 Top level assessment 257
16 The production process 283
17 Managing the community 305
18 The agency manager 322
19 National importance 341
20 International dimensions 362
21 Modern intelligence power 379
Suggestions for further reading 386
Index 397
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