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  • Copyright: 2008-10-15
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TAKE COVERT ACTION AND SEIZE A COPY OF INTELLIGENCE BEFORE ANYONE ELSE Intelligence veteran Mark M. Lowenthal details how the intelligence community's history, structure, procedures, and functions affect policy decisions. With his friendly prose, he demystifies a complicated and complex process. Rich with examples and anecdotes, Intelligence also includes bolded key terms, an acronym list, suggested readings and websites, and a list of major intelligence reviews or proposals. This new, fully-updated fourth edition highlights many crucial recent developments in reforms, ethics, and transnational issues, including: the actual implementation of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) reforms and their successes and strains; the ongoing legal, operational, and ethical issues raised by the war against terrorism; the growth of transnational issues, such as WMD; fresh coverage of analytic standards and analytic transformation; more in-depth explanation of geospatial, signal, and human intelligence; a new discussion of the lessons of 9/11; and, the growing politicization of intelligence in the United States, specifically through the declassified use of National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs).

Author Biography

Mark M. Lowenthal is the president and CEO of the Intelligence Security Academy, LLC, a national security education, training, and consulting firm. He is also an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Boxesp. x
Prefacep. xii
Acronymsp. xv
What is "Intelligence"?p. 1
Why Have Intelligence Agencies?p. 2
What Is Intelligence About?p. 4
Key Termsp. 9
Further Readingsp. 9
The Development of U.S. Intelligencep. 11
Major Themesp. 11
Major Historical Developmentsp. 18
Key Termsp. 27
Further Readingsp. 27
The U.S. Intelligence Communityp. 29
Alternative Ways of Looking at the Intelligence Communityp. 34
The Many Different Intelligence Communitiesp. 35
Intelligence Community Relationships That Matterp. 38
The Intelligence Budget Processp. 50
Key Termsp. 53
Further Readingsp. 54
The Intelligence Process-A Macro Look: Who Does What for Whom?p. 55
Requirementsp. 56
Collectionp. 60
Processing and Exploitationp. 60
Analysis and Productionp. 61
Dissemination and Consumptionp. 62
Feedbackp. 64
Thinking about the Intelligence Processp. 65
Key Termsp. 67
Further Readingsp. 67
Collection and the Collection Disciplinesp. 69
Overarching Themesp. 69
Strengths and Weaknessesp. 82
Conclusionp. 106
Key Termsp. 108
Further Readingsp. 108
Analysisp. 111
Major Themesp. 112
Analytical Issuesp. 126
Intelligence Analysis: An Assessmentp. 146
Key Termsp. 149
Further Readingsp. 149
Counterintelligencep. 151
Internal Safeguardsp. 151
External Indicators and Counterespionagep. 156
Problems in Counterintelligencep. 157
Leaksp. 161
National Security Lettersp. 162
Conclusionp. 163
Key Termsp. 164
Further Readingsp. 164
Covert Actionp. 165
The Decision-making Processp. 166
The Range of Covert Actionsp. 169
Issues in Covert Actionp. 172
Assessing Covert Actionp. 178
Key Termsp. 178
Further Readingsp. 178
The Role of the Policy Makerp. 181
The U.S. National Security Policy Processp. 181
Who Wants What?p. 184
The Intelligence Process: Policy and Intelligencep. 187
Further Readingsp. 196
Oversight and Accountabilityp. 199
Executive Oversight Issuesp. 199
Congressional Oversightp. 205
Issues in Congressional Oversightp. 213
Internal Dynamics of Congressional Oversightp. 219
Conclusionp. 227
Key Termsp. 228
Further Readingsp. 228
The Intelligence Agenda: Nation Statesp. 231
The Primacy of the Soviet Issuep. 232
The Emphasis on Soviet Military Capabilitiesp. 234
The Emphasis on Statistical Intelligencep. 237
The "Comfort" of a Bilateral Relationshipp. 238
Collapse of the Soviet Unionp. 239
Intelligence and the Soviet Problemp. 241
The Current Nation State Issuep. 242
Key Termsp. 247
Further Readingsp. 247
The Intelligence Agenda: Transnational Issuesp. 249
U.S. National Security Policy and Intelligence after the Cold Warp. 249
Intelligence and the New Prioritiesp. 251
Terrorismp. 251
Proliferationp. 260
Narcoticsp. 265
Economicsp. 266
Health and Environmentp. 269
Peackeeping Operationsp. 271
Network Warfare (Information Operations)p. 271
Dominant Battlefield Awarenessp. 273
Conclusionp. 275
Key Termsp. 275
Further Readingsp. 276
Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligencep. 279
General Moral Questionsp. 279
Issues Related to Collection and Covert Actionp. 284
Analysis-Related Issuesp. 290
Oversight-Related Issuesp. 293
The Mediap. 295
Conclusionp. 296
Further Readingsp. 296
Intelligence Reformp. 297
The Purpose of Reformp. 297
Issues in Intelligence Reformp. 299
Conclusionp. 311
Further Readingsp. 312
Foreign Intelligence Servicesp. 313
Britainp. 313
Chinap. 318
Francep. 320
Israelp. 322
Russiap. 325
Conclusionp. 328
Further Readingsp. 329
Additional Bibliographic Citations and Web Sitesp. 331
Major Intelligence Reviews or Proposalsp. 335
Author Indexp. 339
Subject Indexp. 342
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