Intelligence From Secrets to Policy

ISBN-10: 1608716759

ISBN-13: 9781608716753

Edition: 5th 2012 (Revised)

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Description: 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.

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 12/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Mark M. Lowenthal , President and CEO of the Intelligence & Security Academy, has nearly forty 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 was the assistant director of central intelligence for analysis and production, and the vice chairman for evaluation on the National Intelligence Council. Lowenthal received his BA from Brooklyn College and his PhD 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.

Tables, Figures, and Boxes
Preface
Acronyms
What is "Intelligence"?
Why Have Intelligence Agencies?
What is Intelligence About?
Key Terms
Further Readings
The Development of U.S. Intelligence
Major Themes
Major Historical Developments
Key Terms
Further Readings
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
Key Terms
Further Readings
The Intelligence Process-A Macro Look: Who Does What For Whom?
Requirements
Collection
Processing and Exploitation
Analysis and Production
Dissemination and Consumption
Feedback
Thinking about the Intelligence Process
Key Terms
Further Readings
Collection and the Collection Disciplines
Overarching Themes
Strengths and Weaknesses
Conclusion
Key Terms
Further Readings
Analysis
Major Themes
Analytical Issues
Intelligence Analysis: An Assessment
Key Terms
Further Readings
Counterintelligence
Internal Safeguards
External Indicators and Counterespionage
Problems in Counterintelligence
Leaks
National Security Letters
Conclusion
Key Terms
Further Readings
Covert Action
The Decision-Making Process
The Range of Covert Actions
Issues in Covert Action
Assessing Covert Action
Key Terms
Further Readings
The Role of the Policy Maker
The U.S. National Security Policy Process
Who Wants What?
The Intelligence Process: Policy and Intelligence
Further Readings
Oversight and Accountability
Executive Oversight Issues
Congressional Oversight
Issues in Congressional Oversight
Internal Dynamics of Congressional Oversight
Conclusion
Key Terms
Further Readings
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
Key Terms
Further Readings
The Intelligence Agenda: Transnational Issues
U.S. National Security Policy and Intelligence after the Cold War
Intelligence and the New Priorities
Cyberspace
Terrorism
Proliferation
Narcotics
Economics
Demographics
Health and the Environment
Peacekeeping Operations
Support to the Military
Conclusion
Key Terms
Further Readings
Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligence
General Moral Questions
Issues Related to Collection and Covert Action
Analysis-Related Issues
Oversight-Related Issues
The Media
Conclusion
Further Readings
Intelligence Reform
The Purpose of Reform
Issues in Intelligence Reform
Conclusion
Further Readings
Foreign Intelligence Services
Britain
China
France
Israel
Russia
Other Services
Other Services in Brief
Conclusion
Further Readings
Additional Bibliographic Citations and Websites
Major Intelligence Reviews or Proposals
Author Index
Subject Index
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