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In Challenges in Intelligence Analysis, Timothy Walton offers concrete, reality-based ways to improve intelligence analysis. After a brief introduction to the main concepts of analysis, he provides more than forty historical and contemporary examples that demonstrate what has, and what has not, been effective when grappling with difficult problems. The examples cover a wide span of time, going back 3,000 years. They are also global in scope and deal with a variety of political, military, economic, and social issues. Walton emphasizes the importance of critical and creative thinking and how such thinking can be enhanced. His book provides a detailed and balanced idea of intelligence work and will be of particular interest to students who are contemplating a career in intelligence analysis. *Offers a brief introduction to the concepts, vocabulary, and tools of intelligence analysis. *Features more than forty examples, each with questions for further discussion and recommended reading. *Includes an instructor's guide with model answers to the questions for further discussion, as well as suggested exercises and additional background information.
Timothy Walton is an adjunct professor of intelligence studies at Mercyhurst College and is on the roster of subject matter experts at Omnis Inc., an intelligence training consulting firm. The author of The Spanish Treasure Fleets, he served in the U.S. Navy and spent twenty-four years as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Table of Contents
|Problems and Possible Solutions||p. 1|
|The Main Challenges in Intelligence Analysis||p. 3|
|Attempts to Deal with the Challenges||p. 9|
|From the Ancient World to Modern Times||p. 29|
|Moses Sends Spies into Canaan||p. 31|
|The Athenian Campaign on Sicily||p. 35|
|Caesar's Campaigns in Gaul||p. 39|
|Sun Tzu||p. 45|
|The Spanish Armada||p. 49|
|George Washington||p. 55|
|The First Half of the Twentieth Century||p. 61|
|Wilson and the Paris Peace Conference||p. 63|
|Estimating the Strength of the Luftwaffe in the 1930s||p. 69|
|Stalin Assesses Hitler||p. 79|
|Pearl Harbor||p. 89|
|Targets for the Allied Bombers||p. 99|
|The German V-Weapon||p. 105|
|The Cold War||p. 113|
|Atomic Bomb Spies||p. 115|
|Outbreak of the Korean War||p. 123|
|Counterinsurgency in Malaya||p. 131|
|Soviet Strategic Weapons||p. 137|
|Cuban Missile Crisis||p. 143|
|Aspects of the Vietnam War||p. 149|
|The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan||p. 155|
|Finding Spies: Ames and Hanssen||p. 161|
|Breakup of the USSR||p. 167|
|Other International Security Issues, Other Places||p. 173|
|The Yom Kippur War||p. 175|
|The Fall of the Shah||p. 183|
|Nuclear Weapons Tests||p. 189|
|A. Q. Khan||p. 195|
|Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction||p. 201|
|Violence in Iraq||p. 209|
|Domestic Law Enforcement||p. 217|
|The Lindbergh Kidnapping||p. 219|
|Breaking the Mafia||p. 225|
|Airline Tragedies: Pan Am Flight 103 and TWA Flight 800||p. 229|
|Aum Shinrikyo||p. 233|
|Colombian Drug Cartels||p. 239|
|Wen Ho Lee||p. 247|
|Anthrax Attacks||p. 259|
|DC Snipers||p. 265|
|Medicine and Business||p. 269|
|Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome||p. 271|
|New Coke||p. 277|
|Japan in the U.S. Car Market||p. 281|
|Further Recommended Reading||p. 285|
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