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The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence

The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence

by Loch K. Johnson
     
 

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

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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.

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From the Publisher
"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:
9780199929474
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
912
Sales rank:
1,181,930
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.60(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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