Strategic Intelligence [Five Volumes] [5 volumes]
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Strategic Intelligence [Five Volumes] [5 volumes]

by ABC-CLIO
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275989429

ISBN-13: 9780275989422

Pub. Date: 12/30/2006

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

While several fine texts on intelligence have been published over the past decade, there is no complementary set of volumes that addresses the subject in a comprehensive manner for the general reader. This major set explains how the sixteen major U.S. intelligence agencies operate, how they collect information from around the world, the problems they face in

Overview

While several fine texts on intelligence have been published over the past decade, there is no complementary set of volumes that addresses the subject in a comprehensive manner for the general reader. This major 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. Further, in a democracy it is important to have accountability over secret agencies and to consider some ethical benchmarks in carrying out clandestine operations.

In addition to intelligence collection and analysis and the subject of intelligence accountability, this set addresses the challenges of counterintelligence and counterterrorism, as well covert action. Further, it provides comparisons regarding the various approaches to intelligence adopted by other nations around the world. Its five volumes underscore the history, the politics, and the policies needed for a solid comprehension of how the U.S. intelligence community functions in the modern age of globalization, characterized by a rapid flow of information across national boundaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275989422
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2006
Series:
Intelligence and the Quest for Security Series
Pages:
1824
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Volume I. Understanding the Hidden Side of Government

Preface

Tables

Directory of All Contributors (Vols. I-V)

1. An Introduction to the Intelligence Studies Literature

2. Cloaks, Daggers, and Ivory Towers: Why Academics Dont Study U.S. Intelligence

3. Studying Intelligence: A British Perspective

4. Democratic Deficit Be Damned: The Executive Use of Legislators to Scrutinize Intelligence in Canada

5. Sources and Methods in the Study of Intelligence: A British View

6. Searching Where the Light Shines? An American View of Methods for the Study of Intelligence

7. The Challenges of Intelligence Analysis

8. The Intelligence-Policy Nexus

9. Sorting the Wood from the Trees: Were 9/11 and Iraq Intelligence Failures?

10. Intelligence of the Past; Intelligence for the Future

11. National Intelligence in the Age of Transparency

Volume II. The Intelligence Cycle: From Spies to Policymakers

1. Whats Wrong with the Intelligence Cycle

2. The Challenge of Global Intelligence Listening

3. Intelligence: The Signals Dimension

4. Intelligence: The Imagery Dimension

5. The Importance and Future of Espionage

6. Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

7. The Shortest Distance Between Two Points Lies in Rethinking the Question: Intelligence and the Information Age Technology Challenge

8. Intelligence Analysts and Policymakers: Benefits and Dangers of Tensions in the Relationship

9. The Customer is King: Intelligence Requirements in Britain

10. Global Economic Espionage: An Ancient Art, Now a Science

11. The Politics of Intelligence Postmortems

Volume III. Covert Action: Behind the Veils of Secret Foreign Policy

1. Covert Action: Forward to the Past?

2. Covert Action: The Quiet Option in International Statecraft

3. Covert Action: The Israeli Experience

4. Such Other Functions and Duties: Covert Action and American Intelligence Policy

5. Covert Action: An Appraisal of the Effects of Secret Propaganda

6. Covert Action: An Appraisal of Political and Economic Operations

7. Covert Action and the Pentagon

8. Covert Action and Diplomacy

9. From Cold War to Long War: Covert Action in U.S. Legal Context

Volume IV. Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism: Defending the Nation Against Hostile Forces

1. Definitions and Theories of Counterintelligence

2. VENONA and Cold War Counterintelligence Methodology

3. Catching Spies in the United States

4. The Successes and Failures of FBI Counterintelligence

5. The Idea of a European FBI

6. Washington Politics, Intelligence, and the Struggle Against Global Terrorism

7. The Intelligence War Against Global Terrorism

8. The Goal of All-Source Fusion in the War Against Terrorism

9. Women in Religious Terrorist Organizations: A Comparative Analysis

Volume V. Intelligence and Accountability: Safeguards Against the Abuse of Secret Power

1. Congressional Oversight of the CIA in the Early Cold War, 1947-1963

2. Intelligence Oversight: The Church Committee

3. A Conversation with Former DCI William E. Colby: Spymaster in the Year of the Intelligence Wars

4. The British Experience with Intelligence Accountability

5. Documentary Evidence for Differences Between American and British Approaches to Intelligence

6. More Perfect Oversight: Intelligence Oversight and Reform

7. A Comparative Perspective on Accountability

8. The Coin of Intelligence Accountability

9. A Half Century of Spy Watching

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