Intelligence

Author: Mark M. Lowenthal
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506361277
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: Political Science

Mark M. Lowenthal’s trusted guide is the go-to resource for understanding how the intelligence community’s history, structure, procedures, and functions affect policy decisions. In this Seventh Edition, Lowenthal examines cyber space and the issues it presents to the intelligence community such as defining cyber as a new collection discipline; the implications of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s staff report on enhanced interrogation techniques; the rise of the Islamic State; and the issues surrounding the nuclear agreement with Iran. New sections have been added offering a brief summary of the major laws governing U.S. intelligence today such as domestic intelligence collection, whistleblowers vs. leakers, and the growing field of financial intelligence.

Intelligence

Author: Mark M Lowenthal
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483307787
Release Date: 2014-05-23
Genre: Political Science

This sixth edition now features a new two-color interior design and Lowenthal's reliable and thorough updating. With recent developments in mind, he highlights new challenges facing the intelligence community, including the effects of the Snowden leaks in terms of collection and Congressional oversight, as well as discussing NSA programs, UAVs, and theimpact of social media. All transnational issues have been updated, especially to reflect changes in the war on terror and with WMD. New analytic issues receive attention, including Big Data, multi-intelligence analysis, and shifting demands on the work force. A new oversight chapter gives extra scrutiny to the role of the FISA court, OMB, and GAO. Lowenthal also expands coverage of foreign intelligence services, to include more on services in each region of the world.Table of Contents Chapter 1: What is "Intelligence"? / Chapter 2: The Development of U.S. Intelligence / Chapter 3: The U.S. Intelligence Community / Chapter 4: TheIntelligence Process - A Macro Look: Who Does What For Whom? / Chapter 5: Collection and The Collection Disciplines / Chapter 6: Analysis / Chapter 9: The Role of The Policy Maker / Chapter 10: Oversight and Accountability/ Chapter 11: The Intelligence Agenda: Nation-States / Chapter 12: The Intelligence Agenda: Transnational Issues / Chapter 13: Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligence / Chapter 14: Intelligence Reform / Chapter 15: Foreign Intelligence Services / SIGINT /Open Source / GEOINT / HUMINT / MASINT

Intelligence

Author: Mark M. Lowenthal
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483307770
Release Date: 2014-05-07
Genre: Political Science

Mark M. Lowenthal’s trusted guide is the go-to resource for understanding how the intelligence community’s history, structure, procedures, and functions affect policy decisions. In this Sixth Edition of Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, the author highlights new challenges facing the intelligence community, examining NSA programs, UAVs, the impact of social media, and the effects of the Snowden leaks on collection and Congressional oversight. An expanded chapter on oversight scrutinizes the role of the FISA court, OMB, and GAO.

The U S Intelligence Community

Author: Jeffrey T Richelson
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 9780813349190
Release Date: 2015-07-14
Genre: Political Science

The role of intelligence in US government operations has changed dramatically and is now more critical than ever to domestic security and foreign policy. This authoritative and highly researched book written by Jeffrey T. Richelson provides a detailed overview of America's vast intelligence empire, from its organizations and operations to its management structure. Drawing from a multitude of sources, including hundreds of official documents, The US Intelligence Community allows students to understand the full scope of intelligence organizations and activities, and gives valuable support to policymakers and military operations. The seventh edition has been fully revised to include a new chapter on the major issues confronting the intelligence community, including secrecy and leaks, domestic spying, and congressional oversight, as well as revamped chapters on signals intelligence and cyber collection, geospatial intelligence, and open sources. The inclusion of more maps, tables and photos, as well as electronic briefing books on the book's Web site, makes The US Intelligence Community an even more valuable and engaging resource for students.

Silent Warfare

Author: Abram N. Shulsky
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781597973144
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: History

A thoroughly updated revision of the first comprehensive overview of intelligence designed for both the student and the general reader, Silent Warfare is an insider's guide to a shadowy, often misunderstood world. Leading intelligence scholars Abram N. Shulsky and Gary J. Schmitt clearly explain such topics as the principles of collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action, and their interrelationship with policymakers and democratic values. This new edition takes account of the expanding literature in the field of intelligence and deals with the consequences for intelligence of vast recent changes in telecommunication and computer technology the new "information age." It also reflects the world's strategic changes since the end of the Cold War. This landmark book provides a valuable framework for understanding today's headlines, as well as the many developments likely to come in the real world of the spy.

The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection

Author: Mark M. Lowenthal
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483322070
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Political Science

Leading intelligence experts Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark bring you an all new, groundbreaking title. The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection describes, in non-technical terms, the definition, history, process, management, and future trends of each intelligence collection source (INT). Authoritative and non-polemical, this book is the perfect teaching tool for classes addressing various types of collection. Chapter authors are past or current senior practitioners of the INT they discuss, providing expert assessment of ways particular types of collection fit within the larger context of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Intelligence for an Age of Terror

Author: Gregory F. Treverton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521518451
Release Date: 2009-03-23
Genre: Business & Economics

During the Cold War, U.S. intelligence was concerned primarily with states; non-state actors like terrorists were secondary. Now the priorities are reversed and the challenge is enormous. States had an address, and they were hierarchical and bureaucratic. They thus came with some 'story'. Terrorists do not. States were 'over there', but terrorists are there and here. They thus put pressure on intelligence at home, not just abroad. The strength of this book is that it underscores the extent of the change and ranges broadly across data collection and analysis, foreign and domestic, as well as presenting the issues of value that arise as new targets require collecting more information at home.

Intelligence and the National Security Strategist

Author: Roger Z. George
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742540391
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science

Presents students with an anthology of published articles from diverse sources as well as contributions to the study of intelligence. This collection includes perspectives from the history of warfare, views on the evolution of US intelligence, and studies on the balance between the need for information-gathering and the values of a democracy.

Challenges in Intelligence Analysis

Author: Timothy Walton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521132657
Release Date: 2010-08-30
Genre: History

In Challenges in Intelligence Analysis, first published in 2010, Timothy Walton offers concrete, reality-based ways to improve intelligence analysis.

American National Security

Author: Amos A. Jordan
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421403229
Release Date: 2011-01-14
Genre: Political Science

national security policy making; A discussion of the Department of Homeland Security and changes in the intelligence community; A survey of intelligence and national security, with special focus on security needs post-9/11; A review of economic security, diplomacy, terrorism, conventional warfare, counterinsurgency, military intervention, and nuclear deterrence in the changed international setting; An update of security issues in East Asia, South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean; New material on globalization, transnational actors, and human securityPrevious editions have been widely used in undergraduate and graduate courses.

Intelligence the Secret World of Spies

Author: Loch K. Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199348529
Release Date: 2014-07
Genre: Political Science

"Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies, An Anthology, Fourth Edition, is the most up-to-date reader in intelligence studies. Editors Loch K. Johnson and James J. Wirtz present a diverse, comprehensive, and yet highly accessible set of readings from leading experts in the field. The anthology includes: * Articles examining a wide variety of important issues (satellite surveillance, 9/11, the search for WMDs in Iraq, homeland security, and counterterrorism) * An epilogue analyzing the current state of intelligence * Introductions at the beginning of each piece that help to contextualize chapter content * Discussion questions at the end of each chapter that reinforce key concepts and encourage class participation * Comprehensive coverage of many hot topics including the history of intelligence, how the United States gathers and interprets global information, the meaning of security intelligence, methods of intelligence collection, intelligence analysis, the danger of intelligence politicization, relationships between intelligence officers and the policymakers they serve, covert action, counterintelligence, accountability and civil liberties, the implications of major intelligence failures in 2001 and 2003, and intelligence as practiced in other nations The most engaging, current, and expertly edited anthology available, Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies, An Anthology, Fourth Edition, is ideal for courses in intelligence and homeland security"--

Intelligence and U S Foreign Policy

Author: Paul R. Pillar
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231527804
Release Date: 2011-09-27
Genre: Political Science

A career of nearly three decades with the CIA and the National Intelligence Council showed Paul R. Pillar that intelligence reforms, especially measures enacted since 9/11, can be deeply misguided. They often miss the sources that underwrite failed policy and misperceive our ability to read outside influences. They also misconceive the intelligence-policy relationship and promote changes that weaken intelligence-gathering operations. In this book, Pillar confronts the intelligence myths Americans have come to rely on to explain national tragedies, including the belief that intelligence drives major national security decisions and can be fixed to avoid future failures. Pillar believes these assumptions waste critical resources and create harmful policies, diverting attention away from smarter reform, and they keep Americans from recognizing the limits of obtainable knowledge. Pillar revisits U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War and highlights the small role intelligence played in those decisions, and he demonstrates the negligible effect that America's most notorious intelligence failures had on U.S. policy and interests. He then reviews in detail the events of 9/11 and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, condemning the 9/11 commission and the George W. Bush administration for their portrayals of the role of intelligence. Pillar offers an original approach to better informing U.S. policy, which involves insulating intelligence management from politicization and reducing the politically appointed layer in the executive branch to combat slanted perceptions of foreign threats. Pillar concludes with principles for adapting foreign policy to inevitable uncertainties.

Understanding the Intelligence Cycle

Author: Mark Phythian
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136765919
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Political Science

This book critically analyses the concept of the intelligence cycle, highlighting the nature and extent of its limitations and proposing alternative ways of conceptualising the intelligence process. The concept of the intelligence cycle has been central to the study of intelligence. As Intelligence Studies has established itself as a distinctive branch of Political Science, it has generated its own foundational literature, within which the intelligence cycle has constituted a vital thread - one running through all social-science approaches to the study of intelligence and constituting a staple of professional training courses. However, there is a growing acceptance that the concept neither accurately reflects the intelligence process nor accommodates important elements of it, such as covert action, counter-intelligence and oversight. Bringing together key authors in the field, the book considers these questions across a number of contexts: in relation to intelligence as a general concept, military intelligence, corporate/private sector intelligence and policing and criminal intelligence. A number of the contributions also go beyond discussion of the limitations of the cycle concept to propose alternative conceptualisations of the intelligence process. What emerges is a plurality of approaches that seek to advance the debate and, as a consequence, Intelligence Studies itself. This book will be of great interest to students of intelligence studies, strategic studies, criminology and policing, security studies and IR in general, as well as to practitioners in the field.

Abernathy s Surgical Secrets

Author: Alden H. Harken
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323074759
Release Date: 2008-12-22
Genre: Medical

The new edition of this leading volume in the Secrets Series® offers the very latest overview of surgical practice. A two-color page layout, question-and-answer approach, and a list of the “Top 100 Secrets in surgery gives you the perfect concise board review or handy clinical reference, while updated coverage throughout equips you with all of the most current and essential knowledge in the field. Valuable pearls, tips, and memory aids make this the perfect resource for a fast surgical review or reference. Uses bulleted lists, tables, short answers, and a highly detailed index to expedite reference. Includes pearls, tips, and memory aids, making it perfect as a handy surgical review for board exams or clinical reference. Covers all of today’s most common surgical procedures and techniques. Presents a “Controversies section in many chapters that highlights the pros and cons of selected procedures and approaches. Features a compact trim size for enhanced portability. Features revisions throughout to provide you with an up-to-date overview of today’s surgical care and practice. Includes new chapters on mechanical ventilation, bariatric surgery, adrenal incidentaloma, mechanical circulatory support, and professionalism, to keep you current.

Intelligence in an Insecure World

Author: Peter Gill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780745680897
Release Date: 2013-08-27
Genre: Political Science

Over a decade on from the terrorist attacks of 9/11, intelligence continues to be of central importance to the contemporary world. Today there is a growing awareness of the importance of intelligence, and an increasing investment in it, as individuals, groups, organizations and states all seek timely and actionable information in order to increase their sense of security. But what exactly is intelligence? Who seeks to develop it and how? What happens to intelligence once it is produced, and what dilemmas does this generate? How can liberal democracies seek to mitigate problems of intelligence, and what do we mean by “intelligence failure?”’ In a fully revised and expanded new edition of their classic guide to the field, Peter Gill and Mark Phythian explore these and other questions. Together they set out a comprehensive framework for the study of intelligence, discussing how ‘intelligence’ can best be understood, how it is collected, analysed, disseminated and acted upon, how it raises ethical problems, and how and why it fails. Drawing on a range of contemporary examples, Intelligence in an Insecure World is an authoritative and accessible guide to a rapidly expanding area of enquiry - one which everyone has an interest in understanding.