Writing Classified and Unclassified Papers in the Intelligence Community

ISBN-10: 0810861925
ISBN-13: 9780810861923
Edition: 2009
Authors: James S. Major
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

"Since 9/11, the profession of intelligence has come under increased scrutiny. Written products have been criticized for lack of clarity or for unconvincing arguments. Nations have gone to war based on what was considered the best available intelligence, only to learn later that it had been flawed. A lack of standards for written products across the Intelligence Community has adversely impacted those products and those who depend upon them." "Writing Classified and Unclassified Papers for National Security is designed to serve as a style guide for those in the intelligence profession and for those aspiring to that career and pursuing studies in intelligence, national security, homeland security, or homeland defense. It provides essential information and guidelines regarding the preparation of written products to satisfy the intended consumers. This desktop reference is essential for career intelligence professionals and as a reference book for students."--BOOK JACKET.

Editor's Foreword
Introduction: The Need for Standards
Writing and Thinking as an Intelligence Analyst
The Basic Tools of Writing
Clarity
Conciseness
Correctness
Appropriateness
Completeness
Coherence
Summing Up the Basics
Using the Basic Tools
Pacing Yourself
Titles, Headings, and Subheadings: Previews of Coming Attractions
The Paper Layout
Some Hints for the Content
Concluding Section: All Good Things Must End
Appendixes and Annexes: Extra
Additional Front Matter Options
How to Handle Graphic Material
Beyond the Form and Format
What an Intelligence Analyst Does
Training New Analysts
The First Step
The Differences between Academic and Intelligence Writing
A Framework for Analysis
Getting to the Argument
Argument in Intelligence Writing
Characterics of Arguments
Focus on a Thesis Statement and Its Support
Take Prewriting Seriously
Developing Support for Your Thesis Statement
The Usage Manual
Usage and Abusage
Wasted Words
Numbers
Plurals and Singulars
Puns
Punctuation
Clarification and Separation
Ampersand (&)
Apostrophes and Possessives
Brackets
Bullets
Colon
Comma
Dashes
Ellipsis Periods
Hyphen
Italics or Underlining
Parentheses
Period
Question Mark
Quotation Marks
Semicolon
Virgule
Capitalization
Two Principles
Coined Names
Derivatives of Proper Names
Common Nouns in Proper Names
Titles Preceding a Name
Titles Following or Replacing a Name
Governmental Bodies
Political Parties and Philosophies
Diplomatic Units and Corps
Historic Events
Titles of Publications
Military-Associated Terms
For Emphasis
Military Designators
Abbreviations
General Policy
Abbreviations to Avoid
Foreign Terms
Incomplete or Possessive References
Plural Forms
Military Grades with Abbreviations
State, Province, Territory, and District Names
Abbreviations Often Found in Research
Abbreviations Often Found in Intelligence Publications
Compounding and Other Troublemakers
Demon Words and Phrases
A Usage Glossary for Intelligence Writers
Citation Style and Handling Classified Material
Citing Your Sources
Who?
Why?
How?
General Format
Spacing and Fonts
Sample Note and Bibliographic Forms
Abbreviations
Alphabetization
Anonymous Authors or Unattributed Work
Capitalization and Punctuation in Titles
Cited Hereafter as ...
Dates of Publication
Epigraphs
Explanatory Notes
Foreign-Language Publications
Indirect (Secondary) References
Lecture, Cited in a Book
Members of Congress
Military Rank
Missing Data
Multiple Sources in One Note
Names, Referenced in the Text
Periodicals
Publishers
Punctuation
Punctuation in Quoted Material
Secondary (Short) Citations
Subsequent Works by the Same Author, Agency, Organization
Titles of Individuals
Translations from a Foreign Language
Volume Numbers in Notes and Bibliography
Bits and Bytes
Electronic Citations
General
Electronic Sources
Uniform Resource Locators (URLs)
The Mysterious Disappearing Website
Page Numbers in Electronic Citations
PDFs, PROQUEST, TIFFs, and Such
Links, Homepages, and Service Providers
Generic Citation Format
Keeping Up in the E-World
Handling Classified Material
Why?
Unclassified Excerpts from Classified Works
How? Similarity to Unclassified Forms
Proper Precautions and Markings
Downgrading, Declassification, and Marking
Note and Bibliographic Forms
Intelink
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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