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The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence
     

The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence

by Loch K. Johnson
 

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The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence is a state-of-the-art work on intelligence and national security. Edited by Loch Johnson, one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, the handbook examines the topic in full, beginning with an examination of the major theories of intelligence. It then shifts its focus to how intelligence

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The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence is a state-of-the-art work on intelligence and national security. Edited by Loch Johnson, one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, the handbook examines the topic in full, beginning with an examination of the major theories of intelligence. It then shifts its focus to how intelligence agencies operate, how they collect information from around the world, the problems that come with transforming "raw" information into credible analysis, and the difficulties in disseminating intelligence to policymakers. It also considers the balance between secrecy and public accountability, and the ethical dilemmas that covert and counterintelligence operations routinely present to intelligence agencies. Throughout, contributors factor in broader historical and political contexts that are integral to understanding how intelligence agencies function in our information-dominated age. The book is organized into the following sections: theories and methods of intelligence studies; historical background; the collection and processing of intelligence; the analysis and production of intelligence; the challenges of intelligence dissemination; counterintelligence and counterterrorism; covert action; intelligence and accountability; and strategic intelligence in other nations.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199888474
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/12/2010
Series:
Oxford Handbooks
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Loch K. Johnson is Regents Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia. He is the author of America's Secret Power: The CIA in a Democratic Society (OUP 1991 ) and co-editor of Intelligence and National Security: The Secret World of Spies (OUP 2007).

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