Vaults, Mirrors, and Masks: Rediscovering U. S. Counterintelligence

Vaults, Mirrors, and Masks: Rediscovering U. S. Counterintelligence

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by Jennifer E. Sims
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589012674

ISBN-13: 9781589012677

Pub. Date: 12/17/2008

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Decision makers matching wits with an adversary want intelligence -- good, relevant information to help them win. Intelligence can gain these advantages through directed research and analysis, agile collection, and the timely use of guile and theft. Counterintelligence is the art and practice of defeating these endeavors. Its purpose is the same as that of positive

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Decision makers matching wits with an adversary want intelligence -- good, relevant information to help them win. Intelligence can gain these advantages through directed research and analysis, agile collection, and the timely use of guile and theft. Counterintelligence is the art and practice of defeating these endeavors. Its purpose is the same as that of positive intelligence -- to gain advantage -- but it does so by exploiting, disrupting, denying, or manipulating the intelligence activities of others. The tools of counterintelligence include security systems, deception, and disguise: vaults, mirrors, and masks.

In one indispensable volume, top practitioners and scholars in the field explain the importance of counterintelligence today and explore the causes of -- and practical solutions for -- U.S. counterintelligence weaknesses. These experts stress the importance of developing a sound strategic vision in order to improve U.S. counterintelligence and emphasize the challenges posed by technological change, confused purposes, political culture, and bureaucratic rigidity. Vaults, Mirrors, and Masks skillfully reveals that robust counterintelligence is vital to ensuring America's security.

Published in cooperation with the Center for Peace and Security Studies and the George T. Kalaris Memorial Fund, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

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ISBN-13:
9781589012677
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
12/17/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
609,048
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface

IntroductionDemocracies and Counterintelligence: The Enduring ChallengeJennifer E. Sims

Part One: Framing the Problem

1. Twenty-first Century Counterintelligence: The Theoretical Basis for ReformJennifer E. Sims

2. Counterintelligence: The American ExperienceJohn Fox Jr. and Michael Warner

3. Intelligence, Counterintelligence, Perception, and DeceptionRobert Jervis

4. Counterintelligence and U. S. Strategic CultureAustin K. Yamada

Part Two: Tools and Tactics

5. A Time for CounterespionageRobert Wallace

6. Defense Counterintelligence, ReconceptualizedVincent H. Bridgeman

7. Counterintelligence and Law EnforcementKathleen L. Kiernan

8. Counterintelligence: Too Narrowly PracticedJames R. Gosler

9. Economic or Industrial Espionage: Who is Eating America's Lunch, and How Do We Stop It?Harvey Rishikof

Part Three: Strategies

10. Private-Sector Counterintelligence Strategies: Principles for ConsiderationRodney Faraon

11. A Federal Approach to Domestic IntelligenceTimothy R. Sample

12. Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Civil Liberties, and the Domestic Intelligence ControversyRichard A. Posner

13. The Way AheadJennifer E. Sims and Burton Gerber

Contributors

Index

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Burton Gerber was my grandfathers ferernity brother in college