Handbook of Intelligence Studies

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-06-05
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This topical volume offers a comprehensive review of secret intelligence organizations and activities. Intelligence has been in the news consistently since 9/11 and the Iraqi WMD errors. Leading experts in the field approach the three major missions of intelligence: collection-and-analysis; covert action; and counterintelligence. Within each of these missions, the dynamically written essays dissect the so-called intelligence cycle to reveal the challenges of gathering and assessing information from around the world. Covert action, the most controversial intelligence activity, is explored, with special attention on the issue of military organizations moving into what was once primarily a civilian responsibility. The authors furthermore examine the problems that are associated with counterintelligence, protecting secrets from foreign spies and terrorist organizations, as well as the question of intelligence accountability, and how a nation can protect its citizens against the possible abuse of power by its own secret agencies. The Handbook of Intelligence Studiesis a benchmark publication with major importance both for current research and for the future of the field. It is essential reading for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and scholars of intelligence studies, international security, strategic studies and political science in general.

Author Biography

Loch K. Johnson is Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. His books include Secret Agencies (1996); Bombs, Bugs, Drugs, and Thugs (2000); Strategic Intelligence (2004, co-edited with James J. Wirtz); Who's Watching the Spies? (2005, co-authored with Hans Born and Ian Leigh); American Foreign Policy (2005, co-authored with Daniel Papp and John Endicott); and Seven Sins of American Foreign Policy (2007).

Table of Contents

List of figures and tablesp. viii
Notes on contributorsp. ix
Glossaryp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The study of intelligence
Sources and methods for the study of intelligencep. 17
The American approach to intelligence studiesp. 28
The historiography of the FBIp. 39
Intelligence ethics: laying a foundation for the second oldest professionp. 52
The evolution of modern intelligence
The accountability of security and intelligence agenciesp. 67
"Knowing the self, knowing the other": the comparative analysis of security intelligencep. 82
US patronage of German postwar intelligencep. 91
The intelligence cycle and the search for information: planning, collecting, and processing
The technical collection of intelligencep. 105
Human source intelligencep. 118
Open source intelligencep. 129
Adapting intelligence to changing issuesp. 148
The challenges of economic intelligencep. 163
The intelligence cycle and the crafting of intelligence reports: analysis and dissemination
Strategic warning: intelligence support in a world of uncertainty and surprisep. 173
Achieving all-source fusion in the Intelligence Communityp. 189
Adding value to the intelligence productp. 199
Analysis for strategic intelligencep. 211
Counterintelligence and covert action
Cold War intelligence defectorsp. 229
Counterintelligence failures in the United Statesp. 237
Emigre intelligence reporting: sifting fact from fictionp. 253
Linus Pauling: a case study in counterintelligence run amokp. 269
The role of covert actionp. 279
The future of covert actionp. 289
Intelligence accountability
Intelligence oversight in the UK: the case of Iraqp. 301
Intelligence accountability: challenges for parliaments and intelligence servicesp. 315
Intelligence and the rise of judicial interventionp. 329
A shock theory of congressional accountability for intelligencep. 343
Appendicesp. 361
The US Intelligence Community (IC), 2006p. 363
Leadership of the US Intelligence Community (IC), 1947-2006p. 364
The intelligence cyclep. 366
Select Bibliographyp. 367
Indexp. 371
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