Transforming U. S. Intelligence / Edition 1

Transforming U. S. Intelligence / Edition 1

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by Jennifer E. Sims
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1589010698

ISBN-13: 9781589010697

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

The intelligence failures exposed by the events of 9/11 and the missing weapons of mass destruction in Iraq have made one thing perfectly clear: change is needed in how the U.S. intelligence community operates. Transforming U.S. Intelligence argues that transforming intelligence requires as much a look to the future as to the past and a focus more on the

Overview

The intelligence failures exposed by the events of 9/11 and the missing weapons of mass destruction in Iraq have made one thing perfectly clear: change is needed in how the U.S. intelligence community operates. Transforming U.S. Intelligence argues that transforming intelligence requires as much a look to the future as to the past and a focus more on the art and practice of intelligence rather than on its bureaucratic arrangements. In fact, while the recent restructuring, including the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, may solve some problems, it has also created new ones. The authors of this volume agree that transforming policies and practices will be the most effective way to tackle future challenges facing the nation's security.

This volume's contributors, who have served in intelligence agencies, the Departments of State or Defense, and the staffs of congressional oversight committees, bring their experience as insiders to bear in thoughtful and thought-provoking essays that address what such an overhaul of the system will require. In the first section, contributors discuss twenty-first-century security challenges and how the intelligence community can successfully defend U.S. national interests. The second section focuses on new technologies and modified policies that can increase the effectiveness of intelligence gathering and analysis. Finally, contributors consider management procedures that ensure the implementation of enhanced capabilities in practice.

Transforming U.S. Intelligence supports the mandate of the new director of national intelligence by offering both careful analysis of existing strengths and weaknesses in U.S. intelligence and specific recommendations on how to fix its problems without harming its strengths. These recommendations, based on intimate knowledge of the way U.S. intelligence actually works, include suggestions for the creative mixing of technologies with new missions to bring about the transformation of U.S. intelligence without incurring unnecessary harm or expense. The goal is the creation of an intelligence community that can rapidly respond to developments in international politics, such as the emergence of nimble terrorist networks while reconciling national security requirements with the rights and liberties of American citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589010697
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
884,662
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface

IntroductionJennifer E. Sims and Burton Gerber PART I: NEW REQUIREMENTS 1. The Twenty-First Century Challenge for U.S. IntelligenceErnest R. May 2. Understanding Friends and Enemies: The Context for American Intelligence ReformJennifer E. Sims 3. Understanding OurselvesJennifer E. Sims

PART II: NEW CAPABILITIES 4. Integrating Open Sources into Transnational Threat AssessmentsAmy Sands 5. Clandestine Human Intelligence: Spies, Counterspies, and Covert ActionJohn MacGaffin 6. The Digital DimensionJames R. Gosler 7. Analysis and Estimates: Professional Practices in Intelligence ProductionDouglas MacEachin 8. Denial and DeceptionDonald C. F. Daniel

PART III: MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES 9. Managing Domestic, Military, and Foreign Policy Requirements: Correcting Frankenstein's BlunderJames Monnier Simon Jr. 10. Intelligence and War: Afghanistan, 2001-2002Henry A. Crumpton

11. Managing HUMINT: The Need for a New ApproachBurton Gerber

12. Intelligence and Homeland DefenseHenry A. Crumpton

13. Intelligence Analysis: Management and Transformation IssuesMark M. Lowenthal

14. Congressional Oversight of Intelligence after September 11L. Britt Snider

Meeting the Challenge: Action Now Jennifer E. Sims and Burton Gerber

ContributorsIndex

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Transforming U. S. Intelligence 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Burton Gerber was my grandfathers ferternity brother in college
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book on the topic of Intelligence, and the future framework of the craft and Policy.