Transforming U. S. Intelligence / Edition 1

Transforming U. S. Intelligence / Edition 1

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by Jennifer E. Sims
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589010698

ISBN-13: 9781589010697

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

As a result of two recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. Defense Department has given considerable attention to the issues of intelligence support to military operations. Much less effort has been spent on intelligence support to national security strategy write large and, specifically, support to overarching foreign and defense policy. This anthology, written…  See more details below

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As a result of two recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. Defense Department has given considerable attention to the issues of intelligence support to military operations. Much less effort has been spent on intelligence support to national security strategy write large and, specifically, support to overarching foreign and defense policy. This anthology, written in cooperation with the Center for Peace and Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, seeks to restore some balance to this debate. The central purpose of the book is to illuminate ways in which U.S. intelligence capabilities can be significantly improved by adjusting policies and practices rather than institutions and structures. Contributors have all had long experience within the intelligence community--all are "insiders" who have lived with U.S. policies and have experienced both successes and failures with Democratic and Republican administrations. The editors conclude that the U.S. intelligence community must focus on several ways to better its performance in order to adapt to 21st century security challenges: 1) foster agility and mobility, including decentralized and empowered decision-making; 2) improve leadership, and coordinate inherently diverse cultures of disparate U.S. intelligence agencies; 3) strengthen open source intelligence and delegate command.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589010697
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
786,857
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

Georgetown University Press

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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.