Silent Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence, 3d Edition / Edition 3

Silent Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence, 3d Edition / Edition 3

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by Gary J. Schmitt, Abram N. Shulsky

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Meet the Author

Abram N. Shulsky is a former minority staff director of the Senate Committee on Intelligence and a former consultant to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. He is a consultant to the Rand Corporation.

Gary Schmitt is the executive director of the Project for the New American Century. Both authors live in the Washington, D.C., area.

Table of Contents

Notice to the Reader
Introduction: Writing about Secrets
1What is Intelligence?1
The Scope of Intelligence3
Intelligence and the Information Age7
The Elements of Intelligence8
2Spies. Machines. and Libraries: Collecting the Data11
Human Intelligence Collection11
Technical Intelligence Collection22
Comparison of Humint and Techint33
Open-Source Collection37
3What Does it All Mean? Intelligence Analysis and Production41
What Is Analysis?41
The Intelligence Product57
Intelligence Failure and Surprise62
4Working Behind the Scenes: Covert Action75
What Is Covert Action?75
Types and Examples of Covert Action77
Covert Action and Secrecy91
Covert Action and Intelligence95
5Spy Versus Spy: Counterintelligence99
The Classification of Information99
Multidisciplinary Counterintelligence (MDCI)114
Deception and Counterdeception116
Counterintelligence Analysis126
6Guarding the Guardians: The Management of Intelligence129
Secrecy and Control129
Expertise and Policy133
Intelligence and the "Information Age"141
Intelligence and Democracy144
7Two Views of Intelligence159
Historical Development of the American View160
Intelligence and Moral Issues167
8Toward a Theory of Intelligence169
About the Authors247

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