Of Knowledge and Power: The Complexities of National Intelligence [NOOK Book]

Overview

This unique set explains how the sixteen major U.S. intelligence agencies operate, how they collect information from around the world, the problems they face in providing further insight into this "raw" information through the techniques of analysis, and the difficulties that accompany the dissemination of intelligence to policymakers in a timely manner.
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Of Knowledge and Power: The Complexities of National Intelligence

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Overview

This unique set explains how the sixteen major U.S. intelligence agencies operate, how they collect information from around the world, the problems they face in providing further insight into this "raw" information through the techniques of analysis, and the difficulties that accompany the dissemination of intelligence to policymakers in a timely manner.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567207026
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 456 KB

Meet the Author

ROBERT KENNEDY is Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. He previously served as Director of the joint German-American George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. In nearly 35 years of government service, he has served as Civilian Deputy Commandant, NATO Defense College in Rome; Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of National Security Studies and research analyst at the U.S. Army War College; and Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Pt. I Collection 5

1 Planning, Collecting, and Processing 7

2 People, Technology, and Money 27

Pt. II Analysis 49

3 Analysis: Challenges of Management 51

4 Analysis: Torments of Sisyphus 77

Pt. III Dissemination and Use 111

5 Dissemination 113

6 Using Intelligence 129

Pt. IV Oversight 159

7 Executive Branch Oversight 161

8 The Struggle for Congressional Oversight 177

Concluding Comments 205

Appendix A The Intelligence Cycle 207

Appendix B The U.S. Intelligence Community 209

Appendix C Congressional Access to IC Materials 213

Notes 219

Index 251

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