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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).
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 Boxes
What is "Intelligence"?
Why Have Intelligence Agencies?
What Is Intelligence About?
The Development of U.S. Intelligence
Major Historical Developments
The U.S. Intelligence Community
Alternative Ways of Looking at the Intelligence Community
The Many Different Intelligence Communities
Intelligence Community Relationships That Matter
The Intelligence Budget Process
The Intelligence Process-A Macro Look: Who Does What for Whom?
Processing and Exploitation
Analysis and Production
Dissemination and Consumption
Thinking about the Intelligence Process
Collection and the Collection Disciplines
Strengths and Weaknesses
Intelligence Analysis: An Assessment
External Indicators and Counterespionage
Problems in Counterintelligence
National Security Letters
The Decision-making Process
The Range of Covert Actions
Issues in Covert Action
Assessing Covert Action
The Role of the Policy Maker
The U.S. National Security Policy Process
Who Wants What?
The Intelligence Process: Policy and Intelligence
Oversight and Accountability
Executive Oversight Issues
Issues in Congressional Oversight
Internal Dynamics of Congressional Oversight
The Intelligence Agenda: Nation States
The Primacy of the Soviet Issue
The Emphasis on Soviet Military Capabilities
The Emphasis on Statistical Intelligence
The "Comfort" of a Bilateral Relationship
Collapse of the Soviet Union
Intelligence and the Soviet Problem
The Current Nation State Issue
The Intelligence Agenda: Transnational Issues
U.S. National Security Policy and Intelligence after the Cold War
Intelligence and the New Priorities
Health and Environment
Network Warfare (Information Operations)
Dominant Battlefield Awareness
Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligence
General Moral Questions
Issues Related to Collection and Covert Action
The Purpose of Reform
Issues in Intelligence Reform
Foreign Intelligence Services
Additional Bibliographic Citations and Web Sites
Major Intelligence Reviews or Proposals
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