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Why Secret Intelligence Fails

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ISBN-10: 1574888919

ISBN-13: 9781574888911

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Michael A. Turner

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Michael Turner argues that the root causes of failures in American intelligence can be found in the way it is organized and in the intelligence process itself. Intelligence that has gone awry affects national decision making and, ultimately, American national security. Intelligence officials are reluctant to talk about intelligence successes, claiming "the secret of our success is the secret of our success." But these officials also shy away from talking about failures, largely because doing so would expose the failings of American intelligence and have an impact on policy consumers who may become more reluctant to accept and act on the intelligence they receive. Rather than focusing on…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Potomac Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

List of Abbreviations
The Uncertainty Principle What Is Intelligence?
Utility of Intelligence
The Intelligence Cycle
The Plan
Intelligence, American Style Historical Reflections
The Intelligence Community
The Ineffectual DCI
The New Counterterrorism Focus
Pitfalls of American Style Intelligence
The Intelligence Ethos Bureaucratic Pathologies
Communication Problems Inflection Points
The Foreign Experience
The British Model
The Israeli Model
The South African Model
The French Model Points of Comparison
Requirements And Priorities Shoddy, Hyped, and False Intelligence How Is It Done?
The Policy Environment Intelligence Community Dynamics
The Analyst/Collector Environment Inflection Points
Perils of Intelligence Collection Collection Disciplines ORCON
The Classification System An Ounce of Prevention Inflection Points
Analytic Snafus
The World of the Analys
The Estimative Process Politicized Intelligence Cognitive Issues Inflection Points
Getting Intelligence to the Right People Producing Intelligence
Disseminating Intelligence
Using Intelligence Inflection Points
Contributing Factors Counterintelligence Covert Action Inflection Points
Toward Smarter Intelligence
The Tragedy of Unrealistic Expectations Provide Strong leadership With Unity of Command
Refine the Fusion Center Concept Integrate Domestic with Foreign Intelligence
Promote Total Information Awareness Improve Analytic Tradecraft The Future of Warning?