Intelligence

Intelligence
Author: Mark M Lowenthal
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2014-05-23
ISBN: 1483307786
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligence Book Excerpt:

This sixth edition now features a new two-color interior design and Lowenthal's reliable and thorough updating. With recent developments in mind, he highlights new challenges facing the intelligence community, including the effects of the Snowden leaks in terms of collection and Congressional oversight, as well as discussing NSA programs, UAVs, and theimpact of social media. All transnational issues have been updated, especially to reflect changes in the war on terror and with WMD. New analytic issues receive attention, including Big Data, multi-intelligence analysis, and shifting demands on the work force. A new oversight chapter gives extra scrutiny to the role of the FISA court, OMB, and GAO. Lowenthal also expands coverage of foreign intelligence services, to include more on services in each region of the world.Table of Contents Chapter 1: What is "Intelligence"? / Chapter 2: The Development of U.S. Intelligence / Chapter 3: The U.S. Intelligence Community / Chapter 4: TheIntelligence Process - A Macro Look: Who Does What For Whom? / Chapter 5: Collection and The Collection Disciplines / Chapter 6: Analysis / Chapter 9: The Role of The Policy Maker / Chapter 10: Oversight and Accountability/ Chapter 11: The Intelligence Agenda: Nation-States / Chapter 12: The Intelligence Agenda: Transnational Issues / Chapter 13: Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligence / Chapter 14: Intelligence Reform / Chapter 15: Foreign Intelligence Services / SIGINT /Open Source / GEOINT / HUMINT / MASINT

Strategic Warning Intelligence

Strategic Warning Intelligence
Author: John A. Gentry,Joseph S. Gordon
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN: 1626166552
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Warning Intelligence Book Excerpt:

John A. Gentry and Joseph S. Gordon update our understanding of strategic warning intelligence analysis for the twenty-first century. Strategic warning—the process of long-range analysis to alert senior leaders to trending threats and opportunities that require action—is a critical intelligence function. It also is frequently misunderstood and underappreciated. Gentry and Gordon draw on both their practitioner and academic backgrounds to present a history of the strategic warning function in the US intelligence community. In doing so, they outline the capabilities of analytic methods, explain why strategic warning analysis is so hard, and discuss the special challenges strategic warning encounters from senior decision-makers. They also compare how strategic warning functions in other countries, evaluate why the United States has in recent years emphasized current intelligence instead of strategic warning, and recommend warning-related structural and procedural improvements in the US intelligence community. The authors examine historical case studies, including postmortems of warning failures, to provide examples of the analytic points they make. Strategic Warning Intelligence will interest scholars and practitioners and will be an ideal teaching text for intermediate and advanced students.

Japanese Foreign Intelligence and Grand Strategy

Japanese Foreign Intelligence and Grand Strategy
Author: Brad Williams
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN: 1647120659
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Foreign Intelligence and Grand Strategy Book Excerpt:

Japanese Foreign Intelligence and Grand Strategy probes the unique makeup of Japanese foreign intelligence institutions, practices, and capabilities across the economic, political, and military domains. Williams shows how Japanese intelligence has changed over time, from the Cold War to the reassessment of national security strategy in the Abe Era.

Special Duty

Special Duty
Author: Richard J. Samuels
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN: 1501741594
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Special Duty Book Excerpt:

The prewar history of the Japanese intelligence community demonstrates how having power over much, but insight into little can have devastating consequences. Its postwar history—one of limited Japanese power despite growing insight—has also been problematic for national security. In Special Duty Richard J. Samuels dissects the fascinating history of the intelligence community in Japan. Looking at the impact of shifts in the strategic environment, technological change, and past failures, he probes the reasons why Japan has endured such a roller-coaster ride when it comes to intelligence gathering and analysis, and concludes that the ups and downs of the past century—combined with growing uncertainties in the regional security environment—have convinced Japanese leaders of the critical importance of striking balance between power and insight. Using examples of excessive hubris and debilitating bureaucratic competition before the Asia-Pacific War, the unavoidable dependence on US assets and popular sensitivity to security issues after World War II, and the tardy adoption of image-processing and cyber technologies, Samuels' bold book highlights the century-long history of Japan's struggles to develop a fully functioning and effective intelligence capability, and makes clear that Japanese leaders have begun to reinvent their nation's intelligence community.

American National Security

American National Security
Author: Michael J. Meese,Suzanne C. Nielsen,Rachel M. Sondheimer
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 1421426781
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American National Security Book Excerpt:

Highlights include:; An updated look at national security threats, military operations, and homeland security challenges ; An analysis of the evolving roles of the president, Congress, the intelligence community, the military, and other institutions involved in national security; A revised consideration of the strengths, limitations, and employment of instruments of national power, including diplomacy, information, economic tools, and armed forces; An exploration of the economic and national security implications of globalization; An enhanced examination of the proliferation of transnational threats, including security challenges in space and in cyberspace; A new assessment of how international, political, and economic trends may change US leadership of the post–World War II international order; A comprehensive update on changing dynamics in key states and regions, including Russia, China, East Asia, the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin AmericaAn authoritative book that explains US national security policy, actors, and processes in a wide-ranging yet understandable way, American National Security addresses key issues, including challenges to the free and open international order, the reemergence of strategic competition among great powers, terrorism, economic and fiscal constraints, and rapid advances in information and technology.

Spy Watching

Spy Watching
Author: Loch K. Johnson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2018
ISBN: 019068271X
Category: HISTORY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spy Watching Book Excerpt:

"Given the dangers in the world---from terrorism to pandemics---nations must have effective spy services; yet, to prevent the misuse of secret power, democracies must also ensure that their spies are well supervised. This book focuses on the obstacles encountered by America as it pursues more effective intelligence accountability"--

Intelligence Engineering

Intelligence Engineering
Author: Adam D. M. Svendsen
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN: 1442276665
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligence Engineering Book Excerpt:

Intelligence continues to undergo significant changes at a remarkable pace, notably developments related to “Big Data,” surveillance, and cyber. Intelligence today involves multiagency, multinational, multidisciplinary, multidomain information sharing and sense-making, conducted by commerce, academic, government, civil society, media, law enforcement, military, and nongovernmental/nonprofit organizations. Increasingly complex systems, including interrelated technical dimensions, are central to modern defense systems. Intelligence Engineering: Operating Beyond the Conventional provides a new framework for generating analysis, exploring how systems to system-of-systems can be harnessed both for and into the future. Intelligence engineering (IE) involves the use of scientific and technical knowledge to artfully create, operate, maintain, and dismantle complex devices, machines, structures, systems, and processes that support and/or disrupt human endeavor occurring in the intelligence context. Spanning both human and technical intelligence realms, IE includes the collection and analysis of information that is of military and/or political value, and that relates to international relations, defense, and national security. Strategic Futures, risk management across to resilience concerns, are similarly engaged.

Who Guards the Guardians and how

Who Guards the Guardians and how
Author: Thomas C. Bruneau,Scott D. Tollefson
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN: 0292712782
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Guards the Guardians and how Book Excerpt:

"This volume provides much-needed insights into the specific institutional requirements for democratic civilian control of the military. It combines in-depth scholarship with an empirical reach that stretches across several continents and the first world-third world divide. Its contributors represent an ensemble of civilians, soldiers, scholars, and practitioners, whose combined efforts should be of enormous interest to all those concerned with civil-military relations in the democratic world." —David Pion-Berlin, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Riverside The continued spread of democracy into the twenty-first century has seen two-thirds of the almost two hundred independent countries of the world adopting this model. In these newer democracies, one of the biggest challenges has been to establish the proper balance between the civilian and military sectors. A fundamental question of power must be addressed—who guards the guardians and how? In this volume of essays, contributors associated with the Center for Civil-Military Relations in Monterey, California, offer firsthand observations about civil-military relations in a broad range of regions including Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Despite diversity among the consolidating democracies of the world, their civil-military problems and solutions are similar—soldiers and statesmen must achieve a deeper understanding of one another, and be motivated to interact in a mutually beneficial way. The unifying theme of this collection is the creation and development of the institutions whereby democratically elected civilians achieve and exercise power over those who hold a monopoly on the use of force within a society, while ensuring that the state has sufficient and qualified armed forces to defend itself against internal and external aggressors. Although these essays address a wide variety of institutions and situations, they each stress a necessity for balance between democratic civilian control and military effectiveness.

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Police Officer

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Police Officer
Author: Dr. Jeffrey C. Fox
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2017-05-03
ISBN: 1543418457
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Police Officer Book Excerpt:

This book is for those interested in becoming an officer or who is already an officer. For those seeking careers in law enforcement, just starting out, or who want new tips to brush, you will find value in this book. This book is great for those who supervise, train, or teach officers. The book offers a blended academic and practitioner-based approach to learning and understanding the skills needed to be a great officer. The book discusses how to prepare for a law enforcement career, how to master the skills needed to be successful during training and throughout ones career, how to develop decision-making skills, and how to effectively communicate. We discuss patrol issues such as policing strategies, patrol techniques, enforcement issues, officer survival, and use of force. We discuss investigative techniques, dealing with juveniles, understanding intelligence, and report writing. We wrap up with tips on managing your career and ending your tour of duty.

Homeland Security and Intelligence 2nd Edition

Homeland Security and Intelligence  2nd Edition
Author: Keith Gregory Logan
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN: 1440856397
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homeland Security and Intelligence 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Now updated and expanded for its second edition, this book investigates the role intelligence plays in maintaining homeland security and emphasizes that effective intelligence collection and analysis are central to reliable homeland security. • Addresses the most recent changes in homeland security and intelligence, explains the dynamics and structure of the intelligence community, and assesses the effectiveness of new intelligence processes • Focuses on the evolving structure of the intelligence community and its processes in the age of ISIS and organized, widespread terrorist threats as witnessed by the events in Boston, San Bernardino, and Paris • Contains seven new chapters as well as revisions and updates throughout this second edition • Underscores how intelligence can work—and needs to function—across homeland security efforts at the federal, state, and local levels

Why Intelligence Fails

Why Intelligence Fails
Author: Robert Jervis
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN: 0801457610
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Intelligence Fails Book Excerpt:

The U.S. government spends enormous resources each year on the gathering and analysis of intelligence, yet the history of American foreign policy is littered with missteps and misunderstandings that have resulted from intelligence failures. In Why Intelligence Fails, Robert Jervis examines the politics and psychology of two of the more spectacular intelligence failures in recent memory: the mistaken belief that the regime of the Shah in Iran was secure and stable in 1978, and the claim that Iraq had active WMD programs in 2002. The Iran case is based on a recently declassified report Jervis was commissioned to undertake by CIA thirty years ago and includes memoranda written by CIA officials in response to Jervis's findings. The Iraq case, also grounded in a review of the intelligence community's performance, is based on close readings of both classified and declassified documents, though Jervis's conclusions are entirely supported by evidence that has been declassified. In both cases, Jervis finds not only that intelligence was badly flawed but also that later explanations—analysts were bowing to political pressure and telling the White House what it wanted to hear or were willfully blind—were also incorrect. Proponents of these explanations claimed that initial errors were compounded by groupthink, lack of coordination within the government, and failure to share information. Policy prescriptions, including the recent establishment of a Director of National Intelligence, were supposed to remedy the situation. In Jervis's estimation, neither the explanations nor the prescriptions are adequate. The inferences that intelligence drew were actually quite plausible given the information available. Errors arose, he concludes, from insufficient attention to the ways in which information should be gathered and interpreted, a lack of self-awareness about the factors that led to the judgments, and an organizational culture that failed to probe for weaknesses and explore alternatives. Evaluating the inherent tensions between the methods and aims of intelligence personnel and policymakers from a unique insider's perspective, Jervis forcefully criticizes recent proposals for improving the performance of the intelligence community and discusses ways in which future analysis can be improved.

Essentials of Strategic Intelligence

Essentials of Strategic Intelligence
Author: Loch K. Johnson
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN: 1440832285
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Strategic Intelligence Book Excerpt:

A highly valuable resource for students of intelligence studies, strategy and security, and foreign policy, this volume provides readers with an accessible and comprehensive exploration of U.S. espionage activities that addresses both the practical and ethical implications that attend the art and science of spying. • Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of all aspects of intelligence by experts in the field, from collection-and-analysis and counterintelligence to covert action and accountability • Probes into how the United States' intelligence agencies attempt to protect the nation from cyberattacks by foreign nations and terrorist groups—and documents the successes and failures • Documents the involvement of the National Security Agency (NSA) in bulk "metadata" collection of information on the telephone records and social media communications of American citizens • Examines the effects that have resulted from major leaks in the U.S. government, from Wikileaks to the NSA Snowden leaks

Strategic Analysis in Support of International Policy Making

Strategic Analysis in Support of International Policy Making
Author: Thomas Juneau
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-02-02
ISBN: 1442257636
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Analysis in Support of International Policy Making Book Excerpt:

The book aims to improve our understanding of what it means to create high-quality analytical products by focusing on the concept of relevance for policy-makers. Despite variations in context, strategic analysts in different sectors (in both intelligence and non-intelligence government organizations, private consultancies, think tanks, and academia) face similar problems in identifying the needs of their clients and setting up organizations with the mandates, structures, and personnel necessary to address those needs. The objective is therefore to identify these common challenges, compare solutions, and share lessons learned. To do so, broader thematic reflections on strategic analysis are combined with innovative case studies of how organizations have worked to successfully produce relevant analysis. The first section explores challenges to achieving relevance at the level of the analyst, while the remainder of the book analyses cases at the level of organizations.

Studies in Intelligence

Studies in Intelligence
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Intelligence service
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in Intelligence Book Excerpt:

War and Chance

War and Chance
Author: Jeffrey A. Friedman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0190938021
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Chance Book Excerpt:

Over the past two decades, the most serious problems with U.S. foreign policy have revolved around the challenge of assessing uncertainty. Past experiences have shown that there is an urgent need to find ways of improving the ways in which foreign policy analysts assess uncertainty, and the ways in which foreign policy decision makers account for risk when evaluating high-stakes choices. This book shows shows how foreign policy analysts can assess uncertainty in amanner that is theoretically coherent, empirically meaningful, politically defensible, practically useful, and sometimes logically necessary for making sound choices.

Intelligence Cooperation and the War on Terror

Intelligence Cooperation and the War on Terror
Author: Adam D.M. Svendsen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-10-16
ISBN: 1135233543
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligence Cooperation and the War on Terror Book Excerpt:

This book provides an in-depth analysis of UK-US intelligence cooperation in the post-9/11 world. Seeking to connect an analysis of intelligence liaison with the wider realm of Anglo-American Relations, the book draws on a wide range of interviews and consultations with key actors in both countries. The book is centred around two critical and empirical case studies, focusing on the interactions on the key issues of counterterrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) counter-proliferation. These case studies provide substantive insights into a range of interactions such as 9/11, the 7/7 London bombings, the A.Q. Khan nuclear network, the prelude to the 2003 Iraq War, extraordinary rendition and special forces deployments. Drawing on over 60 interviews conducted in the UK and US with prominent decision-makers and practitioners, these issues are examined in the contemporary historical context, with the main focus being on the years 2000-05. This book will be of much interest to students of intelligence studies, foreign policy, security studies and International Relations in general. Adam Svendsen has a Phd in International History from the University of Warwick. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University, and has contributed to the International Security Programme at Chatham House and to the work of IISS, London.

Introduction to Homeland Security

Introduction to Homeland Security
Author: Keith Gregory Logan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2018-04-20
ISBN: 0429979312
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Homeland Security Book Excerpt:

This book introduces students to the dynamic and complex enterprise that is homeland security. Using a broad lens, the authors explore key operational and content areas, as well as the practices and policies that are part of an effective homeland security program. With original essays from academics and practitioners, the book encapsulates the breadth of homeland security as it exists today. Topical coverage includes: administration, intelligence, critical infrastructure protection, emergency management, terrorism and counterterrorism, law and policy, technology and systems, strategic planning, strategic communication, civil-military affairs, private sector involvement, environmental security, and public health. Accessible, engaging, and comprehensive, this is an essential resource for courses on homeland security.

U S Foreign Policy

U S  Foreign Policy
Author: Donald M. Snow,Patrick J. Haney
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-08-02
ISBN: 1442268182
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

U S Foreign Policy Book Excerpt:

U.S. Foreign Policy: Back to the Water’s Edge is based on the old idea that despite domestic differences and party politics, Americans should unite “at the water’s edge” and present a cohesive front to a hostile world. The fifth edition explores this theme through coverage of the Trump administration, its early policies, and how Trump’s initiatives fit into the broader historical patterns of foreign policy in the United States. More compact than most of its competitors, the fifth edition packs necessary information and concepts into a lean but readable format. It contains rich historical content, providing the reader with snapshots of some of the truly classic highlights—and lowlights—of America’s record in foreign affairs. Written with the student reader in mind, each chapter offers several pedagogical aids designed to reinforce and extend comprehension of the material. This text is also accompanied by a companion reader. Regional Cases in Foreign Policy, Second Edition, was written by Don Snow with the specific intention of providing material and perspectives not contained in the text. The reader contains fourteen mini-cases that can accompany classroom discussions or lectures on subjects as diverse as relations with Russia, Israel, or the Islamic State; specific questions like the border fence with Mexico; U.S.-Cuban relations; or the British withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit). Case examples are drawn from all parts of the world.

Secret Intelligence

Secret Intelligence
Author: Christopher Andrew,Richard J. Aldrich,Wesley K. Wark
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN: 0429647360
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret Intelligence Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Secret Intelligence: A Reader brings together key essays from the field of intelligence studies, blending classic works on concepts and approaches with more recent essays dealing with current issues and ongoing debates about the future of intelligence. Secret intelligence has never enjoyed a higher profile. The events of 9/11, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the missing WMD controversy, public debates over prisoner interrogation, together with the revelations of figures such as Edward Snowden, recent cyber attacks and the rise of 'hybrid warfare' have all contributed to make this a ‘hot’ subject over the past two decades. Aiming to be more comprehensive than existing books, and to achieve truly international coverage of the field, this book provides key readings and supporting material for students and course convenors. It is divided into four main sections, each of which includes full summaries of each article, further reading suggestions and student questions: • The intelligence cycle • Intelligence, counter-terrorism and security • Ethics, accountability and secrecy • Intelligence and the new warfare This new edition contains essays by leading scholars in the field and will be essential reading for students of intelligence studies, strategic studies, international security and political science in general, and of interest to anyone wishing to understand the current relationship between intelligence and policy-making.

Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies

Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies
Author: David J. Galbreath,John R. Deni
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2018-02-12
ISBN: 1317307089
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies provides a comprehensive collection of essays on contemporary defence studies by leading international scholars. Defence studies is a multi-disciplinary study of how agents, predominantly states, prepare for and go to war. Whereas security studies has been broadened and stretched to cover at times the near totality of international and domestic affairs, and war studies has come to mean not just operations and tactics but also experiences and outcomes, defence studies remains a coherent area of study primarily aimed at how defence policy changes over time and in relation to stimulating factors such as alterations in power, strategy and technology. This new Handbook offers a complete landscape of this area of study and contributes to a review of defence studies in terms of policy, security and war, but also looks forward to new challenges to existing conceptions of defence and how this is changing as states and their militaries also change. The volume is divided into four thematic sections: Defence as Policy; Defence Practice; Operations and Tactics; and Contemporary Defence Issues. The ability to review the field while also looking forward to further research is an important element of a sustainable text on defence studies. In as much as this volume is able to highlight the main themes of defence studies, it also offers an in-depth look into how defence issues can be examined and compared in a contemporary setting. This Handbook will be of great interest to students of defence studies, strategic studies, war studies, security studies and IR.