Why Spy?: Espionage in an Age of Uncertainty / Edition 1

Why Spy?: Espionage in an Age of Uncertainty / Edition 1

by Frederick Hitz
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Why Spy?: Espionage in an Age of Uncertainty / Edition 1

What motivates someone to risk his or her life in the shadowy, often dangerous world of espionage? What are the needs and opportunities for spying amid the "war on terrorism"? And how can the United States recruit spies to inform its struggle with Islamic fundamentalists' acts of anti-Western jihad?

Drawing on over twenty-five years of experience, Frederick P. Hitz, a former inspector general of the Central Intelligence Agency, guides the reader through the byzantine structure of the U.S. intelligence community (which agency handles what?). This is a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of international espionage and intelligence, Why Spy? is a must-read not only for fans of Tom Clancy and John le Carré, but for anyone concerned about the security of the United States in a post–cold war, post-9/11 world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312561734
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.54(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
The Seven Motivations for Espionage
Espionage versus Intelligence: How the United States Goes About Spying     9
Ideological Commitment     23
Money and Treasure     34
Revenge and Score Settling     42
Sex, Intimidation, and Blackmail     50
Spying for Reasons of Friendship or Ethnic or Religious Solidarity     58
The Spy Game for the Sake of the Game     71
America's Spying Competence Today
Intelligence Failures and Politicization     82
The CIA in Transition: 1991 to the Present     95
Intelligence Reform     115
Spying in the Twenty-first Century
Actionable Intelligence and the Role of Law Enforcement, the Military, and Technology     141
Foreign Liaison Services and Spying Lawfully     157
Updating Operational and Analytical Tradecraft     168
Why Spy? Should We Do It?
A Spy for the Twenty-first Century     179
Conclusion: Can We Make Espionage Work in the Twenty-first Century?     190
Notes     197
Index     203

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