Intelligence for an Age of Terror

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-23
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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During the Cold War, U.S. intelligence was concerned primarily with states; terrorism was secondary. Now the priorities are reversed. And the challenge is enormous. States had an address, and they were hierarchical and bureaucratic. They thus put pressure on intelligence at home, not just abroad. They also force intelligence and law enforcement the CIA and the FBI to work together in new ways, and if those 700,000 police officers in the United States are to be the eyes and ears in the fight against terror, new means of sharing not just information but also analysis across the federal system are imperative. 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.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acronymsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Changed Targetp. 15
The Cold War Legacyp. 49
The Imperative of Changep. 75
The Agenda Aheadp. 100
The Special Challenge of Analysisp. 134
Many Customers, Too Many Secretsp. 168
Covert Action: Forward to the Past?p. 207
Rebuilding the Social Contractp. 235
Notesp. 263
Indexp. 293
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