Silent Warfare Understanding the World of Intelligence

ISBN-10: 1574883453

ISBN-13: 9781574883459

Edition: 3rd 2002

Authors: Abram N. Shulsky, Gary J. Schmitt

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This text is an insider's guide to a shadowy, often misunderstood world. Shulsky and Schmitt explain such topics as the principles of collection, analysis, counter-intelligence and covert action, and their interrelationship with policy makers and democratic values.
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List price: $24.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Potomac Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Ann Patchett was born on December 2, 1963. She received the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2002 for her novel Bel Canto. Her other novels include The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician's Assistant, and State of Wonder. She has also written several nonfiction works including Truth and Beauty: A Friendship, The Getaway Car, The Bookshop Strikes Back, and This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage.

Notice to the Reader
Introduction: Writing about Secrets
What is Intelligence?
The Scope of Intelligence
Intelligence and the Information Age
The Elements of Intelligence
Spies, Machines, and Libraries: Collecting the Data
Human Intelligence Collection
Technical Intelligence Collection
Comparison of Humint and Techint
Open-Source Collection
What Does it all Mean? Intelligence Analysis and Production
What Is Analysis?
The Intelligence Product
Intelligence Failure and Surprise
Working Behind the Scenes: Covert Action
What Is Covert Action?
Types and Examples of Covert Action
Covert Action and Secrecy
Covert Action and Intelligence
Spy Versus Spy: Counterintelligence
The Classification of Information
Multidisciplinary Counterintelligence (MDCI)
Deception and Counterdeception
Counterintelligence Analysis
Guarding the Guardians: The Management of Intelligence
Secrecy and Control
Expertise and Policy
Intelligence and the "information Age"
Intelligence and Democracy
Two Views of Intelligence
Historical Development of the American View
Intelligence and Moral Issues
Toward a Theory of Intelligence
About the Authors
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