The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence

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Overview

"Throughout the past few decades, interest in the field of national security intelligence has increased dramatically as a series of intelligence scandals and failuressuch as the Iran-contra affair and the false claim that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction - has brought attention to this young discipline. The terrorist attacks of 2001 further revealed the inadequacies of the U.S. security apparatus, and a motion toward reform has formed in the wake of this tragedy. In our information-dominated age, the organizations that function in the dark are increasingly driving policy decisions, and an understanding of these hidden aspects of government is more crucial than ever." "The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence surveys the current literature on national security intelligence, presenting a synthesis of theories and findings. The Handbook discusses national security intelligence within a political and historical context, explaining how intelligence agencies operate and how they collect information from around the world. It examines the problems that come with transforming raw information into credible analysis, and the difficulties involved in disseminating intelligence to policymakers. It explores the balance between secrecy and public accountability, and the ethical dilemmas that covert operations routinely present to intelligence agencies. This authoritative volume presents a comprehensive overview of the discipline, complete with research agendas and suggestions for reform." This handbook represents the work of a distinguished team of international contributors from a variety of backgrounds: among the authors are many prominent scholars, intelligenceagents, and politicians. Their dynamic array of viewpoints provides the reader with an indispensable portrait of this rapidly developing field of study, appropriate for experts and casual readers alike.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is an excellent, comprehensive collection of 49 articles by well-known authorities on the subject of national security. It contains a helpful glossary that will be useful to experts and neophytes...a very good acquisition for professional and university libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended."—CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195375886
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2010
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 912
  • Sales rank: 1,407,405
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 2.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Loch K. Johnson is Regents Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia.

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Table of Contents

About the Contributors

Glossary

PART I INTRODUCTION
1. National Security Intelligence
LOCH K. JOHNSON
2. National Security and Public Anxiety: Our Changing Perceptions
SIR RICHARD DEARLOVE
PART II THEORY AND METHOD
3. Theories of Intelligence
PETER GILL
4. The Sources and Methods of Intelligence Studies
JAMES J. WIRTZ
5. Getting Intelligence History Right: Reflections and Recommendations from the Inside
NICHOLAS DUJMOVIC
6. Assessing Intelligence Performance
JOHN GENTRY
PART III THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN INTELLIGENCE
7. The Rise of the U.S. Intelligence System, 1917-1977
MICHAEL WARNER
8. The Rise and Fall of the CIA
RHODRI JEFFREYS-JONES
9. British Strategic Intelligence and the Cold War
LEN SCOTT
10. Signals Intelligence in War and Power Politics, 1914-2008
JOHN FERRIS
11. The President's Intelligence Advisory Board
MICHAEL ABSHER, MICHAEL DESCH, and ROMAN POPADIUK
12. Intelligence and Law Enforcement
FRED F. MANGET
13. Evolution of International Collaboration in the Global Intelligence Era
A. DENIS CLIFT
PART IV INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION AND PROCESSING
14. The Dilemma of Open Source Intelligence: Is OSINT Really Intelligence?
ARTHUR S. HULNICK
15. The Troubled Inheritance: The National Security Agency and the Obama Administration
MATTHEW M. AID
16. The Human Collection of Intelligence
FREDERICK P. HITZ
17. United Nations Peacekeeping Intelligence
A. WALTER DORN
18. Privatized Spying: The Emerging Intelligence Industry
PATRICK R. KEEFE
19. Guarding the Border: Intelligence and Law Enforcement in Canada's Immigration System
ARNE KISLENKO
20. Extraordinary Rendition
WILLIAM G. WEAVER & ROBERT M. PALLITTO
PART V INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS AND PRODUCTION
21. Addressing "Complexities" in Homeland Security
GREGORY F. TREVERTON
22. The Intelligence Analysis Crisis
URI BAR-JOSEPH AND ROSE MCDERMOTT
23. Competitive Analysis: Techniques for Better Gauging Enemy Political Intentions and Military Capabilities
RICHARD L. RUSSELL
24. Decision Advantage and the Nature of Intelligence Analysis
JENNIFER SIMS
25. Intelligence Analysis in an Uncertain Environment
WILLIAM M. NOLTE
26. The Dilemma of Defense Intelligence
RICHARD A. BEST, JR.
PART VI INTELLIGENCE DISSEMINATION
27. The Policymaker-Intelligence Relationship
MARK M. LOWENTHAL
28. On Uncertainty and the Limits of Intelligence
PETER JACKSON
29. The Perils of Politicization
PAUL PILLAR
30. Leadership in an Intelligence Organization: The Directors of Central Intelligence and the CIA
DAVID ROBARGE
PART VII COUNTERINTELLIGENCE
31. The Future of FBI Counterintelligence through the Lense of the Past One Hundred Years
RAY BATVINIS
32. Treason: "'Tis Worse than Murder"
STAN A. TAYLOR & KAYLE BUCHANAN
33. The Challenges of Counterintelligence
PAUL J. REDMAN
34. Catching An Atom Spy: MI5 and the Investigation of Klaus Fuchs
TIMOTHY GIBBSPART VIII COVERT ACTION
35. Covert Action, Pentagon Style
JENNIFER D. KIBBE
36. Covert Action: United States Law in Substance, Process, and Practice
JAMES E. BAKER
37. Covert Action: Strengths and Weaknesses
WILLIAM J. DAUGHERTY
PART IX INTELLIGENCE ACCOUNTABILITY
38. The Role of Defense in Shaping U.S. Intelligence Reform
JAMES R. CLAPPER, JR.
39. Intelligence and the Law in the United Kingdom
IAN LEIGH
40. Rethinking the State Secrets Privilege
LOUIS FISHER
41. Accounting for the Future or the Past? Developing Accountability and Oversight Systems to Meet Future Intelligence Needs
STUART FARSON & REG WHITAKER
42. "A Very British Institution": The Intelligence and Security Committee and Intelligence Accountability in the United Kingdom
MARK PYTHIAN
43. The Politics of Intelligence Accountability
GLENN HASTEDT
44. Ethics and Professional Intelligence
MICHAEL ANDREGG
PART X INTELLIGENCE IN OTHER LANDS
45. Intelligence in the Developing Democracies: The Quest for Transparency and Effectiveness
THOMAS C. BRUNEAU & FLORINA CRISTIANA (CRIS) MATEI
46. The Intelligence Services of Russian
ROBERT W. PRINGLE
47. The German Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND): Evolution and Current Policy Issues
WOLFGANG KRIEGER
48. Israeli Intelligence: Organization, Failures, and Successes
EPHRAIM KAHANA
49. Intelligence and National Security: The Australian Experience
DAVID MARTIN JONES

Index

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