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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2011-10-12
  • Publisher: Cq Pr
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Intelligence veteran Mark M. Lowenthal details how the intelligence community's history, structure, procedures, and functions affect policy decisions. With straightforward and friendly prose, the book demystifies a complex process. The fifth edition highlights crucial developments and new challenges in the intelligence community, including: changes in the management of U.S. intelligence and the fourth DNI in five years; Obama administration policies; developments in collection and analysis; the killing of bin Laden, Wikileaks, and updates on Russia, North Korea, China, and the Middle East; the ability to handle the shift from large-scale attacks to smaller, individual attempts; expanded coverage of foreign intelligence services and new coverage of intelligence in authoritarian regimes.

Author Biography

Mark M. Lowenthal has thirty-six years of experience as an intelligence official in the executive and legislative branches of government and in the private sector. He has served in the Congressional Research Service, the State Department, the House Intelligence Committee as staff director and the CIA, where he served as the assistant director of central intelligence for analysis and production, and also as vice chairman for evaluation on the National Intelligence Council. He is now the President and CEO of the Intelligence Security Academy. Dr. Lowenthal received his B.A. from Brooklyn College and his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. He is an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University; he was an adjunct professor at Columbia University from 1993-2007.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Boxesp. x
Prefacep. xii
Acronymsp. xvi
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. 28
Further Readingsp. 28
The U.S. Intelligence Communityp. 31
Alternative Ways of Looking at the Intelligence Communityp. 35
The Many Different Intelligence Communitiesp. 37
Intelligence Community Relationships That Matterp. 41
The Intelligence Budget Processp. 52
Key Termsp. 56
Further Readingsp. 56
The Intelligence Process-A Macro Look: Who Does What For Whom?p. 57
Requirementsp. 58
Collectionp. 62
Processing and Exploitationp. 63
Analysis and Productionp. 64
Dissemination and Consumptionp. 65
Feedbackp. 67
Thinking about the Intelligence Processp. 67
Key Termsp. 70
Further Readingsp. 70
Collection and the Collection Disciplinesp. 71
Overarching Themesp. 71
Strengths and Weaknessesp. 88
Conclusionp. 113
Key Termsp. 115
Further Readingsp. 116
Analysisp. 119
Major Themesp. 120
Analytical Issuesp. 136
Intelligence Analysis: An Assessmentp. 157
Key Termsp. 160
Further Readingsp. 160
Counterintelligencep. 163
Internal Safeguardsp. 164
External Indicators and Counterespionagep. 169
Problems in Counterintelligencep. 170
Leaksp. 174
National Security Lettersp. 176
Conclusionp. 177
Key Termsp. 178
Further Readingsp. 178
Covert Actionp. 181
The Decision-Making Processp. 182
The Range of Covert Actionsp. 186
Issues in Covert Actionp. 189
Assessing Covert Actionp. 196
Key Termsp. 197
Further Readingsp. 197
The Role of the Policy Makerp. 199
The U.S. National Security Policy Processp. 199
Who Wants What?p. 202
The Intelligence Process: Policy and Intelligencep. 206
Further Readingsp. 216
Oversight and Accountabilityp. 217
Executive Oversight Issuesp. 217
Congressional Oversightp. 223
Issues in Congressional Oversightp. 231
Internal Dynamics of Congressional Oversightp. 239
Conclusionp. 247
Key Termsp. 247
Further Readingsp. 247
The Intelligence Agenda: Nation-Statesp. 251
The Primacy of the Soviet Issuep. 252
The Emphasis on Soviet Military Capabilitiesp. 254
The Emphasis on Statistical Intelligencep. 258
The "Comfort" of a Bilateral Relationshipp. 259
Collapse of the Soviet Unionp. 259
Intelligence and the Soviet Problemp. 261
The Current Nation-State Issuep. 262
Key Termsp. 269
Further Readingsp. 270
The Intelligence Agenda: Transnational Issuesp. 271
U.S. National Security Policy and Intelligence after the Cold Warp. 271
Intelligence and the New Prioritiesp. 273
Cyberspacep. 274
Terrorismp. 278
Proliferationp. 287
Narcoticsp. 293
Economicsp. 295
Demographicsp. 297
Health and the Environmentp. 298
Peacekeeping Operationsp. 300
Support to the Militaryp. 301
Conclusionp. 302
Key Termsp. 303
Further Readingsp. 303
Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligencep. 307
General Moral Questionsp. 307
Issues Related to Collection and Covert Actionp. 313
Analysis-Related Issuesp. 319
Oversight-Related Issuesp. 322
The Mediap. 324
Conclusionp. 325
Further Readingsp. 325
Intelligence Reformp. 327
The Purpose of Reformp. 327
Issues in Intelligence Reformp. 329
Conclusionp. 343
Further Readingsp. 344
Foreign Intelligence Servicesp. 345
Britainp. 345
Chinap. 351
Francep. 353
Israelp. 356
Russiap. 360
Other Servicesp. 364
Other Services in Briefp. 372
Conclusionp. 374
Further Readingsp. 374
Additional Bibliographic Citations and Websitesp. 379
Major Intelligence Reviews or Proposalsp. 383
Author Indexp. 387
Subject Indexp. 390
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