Intelligence Book


  • Author : Mark M. Lowenthal
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-23
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483307787

Intelligence Excerpt :

This sixth edition now features a new two-colour interior design and Lowenthal's reliable and thorough updating. With recent developments in mind, he highlights new challenges facing the intelligence community, including the effects of the Snowden leaks in terms of collection and Congressional oversight, as well as discussing NSA programs, UAVs, and the impact of social media. All transnational issues have been updated, especially to reflect changes in the war on terror and with WMD. New analytic issues receive attention, including Big Data, multi-intelligence analysis, and shifting demands on the work force. A new oversight chapter gives extra scrutiny to the role of the FISA court, OMB, and GAO. Lowenthal also expands coverage of foreign intelligence services, to include more on services in each region of the world.

The Six Secrets of Intelligence Book
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The Six Secrets of Intelligence

  • Author : Craig Adams
  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785785078

The Six Secrets of Intelligence Excerpt :

Some people have something to say in any conversation and can spot the hidden angles of completely unrelated problems; but how do they do it? So many books, apps, courses, and schools compete for our attention that the problem isn’t a lack of opportunity to sharpen our minds, it’s having to choose between so many options. And yet, more than two thousand years ago, the greatest thinker of Ancient Greece, Aristotle, had already discovered the blueprint of the human mind. Despite the fact that the latest cognitive science shows his blueprint to be exactly what sharpens our reasoning, subtlety of thought, and ability to think in different ways and for ourselves, we have meanwhile replaced it with a simplistic and seductive view of intelligence, education and the mind. Condensing that blueprint to six 'secrets', Craig Adams uncovers the underlying patterns of every discussion and debate we’ve ever had, and shows us how to be both harder to manipulate and more skilful in any conversation or debate – no matter the topic.

Intelligence and Espionage  Secrets and Spies Book

Intelligence and Espionage Secrets and Spies

  • Author : Daniel Lomas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-02-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429664113

Intelligence and Espionage Secrets and Spies Excerpt :

Intelligence and Espionage: Secrets and Spies provides a global introduction to the role of intelligence – a key, but sometimes controversial, aspect of ensuring national security. Separating fact from fiction, the book draws on past examples to explore the use and misuse of intelligence, examine why failures take place and address important ethical issues over its use. Divided into two parts, the book adopts a thematic approach to the topic, guiding the reader through the collection and analysis of information and its use by policymakers, before looking at intelligence sharing. Lomas and Murphy also explore the important associated activities of counterintelligence and the use of covert action, to influence foreign countries and individuals. Topics covered include human and signals intelligence, the Cuban Missile Crisis, intelligence and Stalin, Trump and the US intelligence community, and the Soviet Bloc. This analysis is supplemented by a comprehensive documents section, containing newly released documents, including material from Edward Snowden’s leaks of classified material. Supported by images, a comprehensive chronology, glossary, and 'who’s who' of key figures, Intelligence and Espionage is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the role of intelligence in policymaking, international relations and diplomacy, warfighting and politics to the present day.

Beyond Intelligence Book

Beyond Intelligence

  • Author : Dona Matthews
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2014-07-11
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770894785

Beyond Intelligence Excerpt :

From two internationally recognized experts in the field of gifted education comes this timely exploration of how best to nurture a child’s unique gifts, and set them on a path to a happily productive life — in school and beyond. What is intelligence? Is it really a have or have not proposition, as we’ve been led to believe? Are some children just destined to fall behind? Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster answer those questions with a resounding “No!” In Beyond Intelligence, they demonstrate that every child has the ability to succeed — with the right support and guidance. But how can parents provide that support? Matthews and Foster proceed from the assumption that knowledge is power, offering parents an information-packed guide to identifying a child’s ability, fostering creativity, and bolstering effort and persistence. Using case studies and anecdotes from their personal and professional experience, they explore different ways of learning; the links between creativity and intelligence; and how to best to provide emotional and social supports. They offer critical advice on how to work co-operatively with schools and educators, and address how to embrace failures as learning opportunities. Drawing on the latest research in brain development and education theory, Beyond Intelligence is a must-read for today’s parents and educators.

Intelligence Analysis Book

Intelligence Analysis

  • Author : Robert M. Clark
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN 10 : 9781544369112

Intelligence Analysis Excerpt :

Now in its Sixth Edition, Robert M. Clark′s Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach once again delivers a consistent, clear method for teaching intelligence analysis—demonstrating how a collaborative, target-centric approach leads to sharper and more effective analysis. This bestseller also includes new end-of-chapter questions to spark classroom discussion, as well as material on the intelligence cycle, collection, managing analysis, and dealing with intelligence customers. Clark’s practical approach combined with his insider perspective create the ideal resource for students and practitioners alike.

Reducing Uncertainty Book

Reducing Uncertainty

  • Author : Thomas Fingar
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-20
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804775946

Reducing Uncertainty Excerpt :

This book describes what Intelligence Community (IC) analysts do, how they do it, and how they are affected by the political context that shapes, uses, and sometimes abuses their output. It is written by a 25-year intelligence professional.

The Future of Intelligence Book

The Future of Intelligence

  • Author : Mark M. Lowenthal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-08-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509520329

The Future of Intelligence Excerpt :

Intelligence is, by definition, a shadowy business. Yet many aspects of this secret world are now more openly analyzed and discussed, a trend which has inevitably prompted lively debate about intelligence gathering and analysis: what should be allowed? What boundaries, if any, should be drawn? And what changes and challenges lie ahead for intelligence activities and agencies? In this compelling book, leading intelligence scholar Mark Lowenthal explores the future of intelligence. There are, he argues, three broad areas – information technology and intelligence collection; analysis; and governance – that indicate the potential for rather dramatic change in the world of intelligence. But whether these important vectors for change will improve how intelligence works or make it more difficult remains to be seen. The only certainty is that intelligence will remain an essential feature of statecraft in our increasingly dangerous world. Drawing on the author's forty years' experience in U.S. intelligence, The Future of Intelligence offers a broad and authoritative starting point for the ongoing debate about what intelligence could be and how it may function in the years ahead.

The President s Book of Secrets Book

The President s Book of Secrets

  • Author : David Priess
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610395960

The President s Book of Secrets Excerpt :

Every president has had a unique and complicated relationship with the intelligence community. While some have been coolly distant, even adversarial, others have found their intelligence agencies to be among the most valuable instruments of policy and power. Since John F. Kennedy's presidency, this relationship has been distilled into a personalized daily report: a short summary of what the intelligence apparatus considers the most crucial information for the president to know that day about global threats and opportunities. This top–secret document is known as the President's Daily Brief, or, within national security circles, simply “the Book.” Presidents have spent anywhere from a few moments (Richard Nixon) to a healthy part of their day (George W. Bush) consumed by its contents; some (Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush) consider it far and away the most important document they saw on a regular basis while commander in chief. The details of most PDBs are highly classified, and will remain so for many years. But the process by which the intelligence community develops and presents the Book is a fascinating look into the operation of power at the highest levels. David Priess, a former intelligence officer and daily briefer, has interviewed every living president and vice president as well as more than one hundred others intimately involved with the production and delivery of the president's book of secrets. He offers an unprecedented window into the decision making of every president from Kennedy to Obama, with many character–rich stories revealed here for the first time.

Silent Warfare Book
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Silent Warfare

  • Author : Abram N. Shulsky
  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781597973144

Silent Warfare Excerpt :

A thoroughly updated revision of the first comprehensive overview of intelligence designed for both the student and the general reader, Silent Warfare is an insider's guide to a shadowy, often misunderstood world. Leading intelligence scholars Abram N. Shulsky and Gary J. Schmitt clearly explain such topics as the principles of collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action, and their interrelationship with policymakers and democratic values. This new edition takes account of the expanding literature in the field of intelligence and deals with the consequences for intelligence of vast recent changes in telecommunication and computer technology the new "information age." It also reflects the world's strategic changes since the end of the Cold War. This landmark book provides a valuable framework for understanding today's headlines, as well as the many developments likely to come in the real world of the spy.

Challenges in Intelligence Analysis Book

Challenges in Intelligence Analysis

  • Author : Timothy Walton
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-08-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521132657

Challenges in Intelligence Analysis Excerpt :

In Challenges in Intelligence Analysis, first published in 2010, Timothy Walton offers concrete, reality-based ways to improve intelligence analysis.

Intelligence Collection Book

Intelligence Collection

  • Author : Robert M. Clark
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483324371

Intelligence Collection Excerpt :

Intelligence Collection by Robert M. Clark—one of the foremost authorities in the field—offers systematic and analytic coverage of the “how and why” of intelligence collection across its three major stages: the front end (planning), collection, and the back end (processing, exploitation, and dissemination). The book provides a fresh, logical, and easily understandable view of complex collection systems used worldwide. Its ground-breaking organizational approach facilitates understanding and cross-INT collaboration, highlighting the similarities and differences among the collection INTs. Part one explains how the literal INTs such as communications intelligence and cyber collection work. Part two focuses on nonliteral INTs including imagery, electronic intelligence, and MASINT. All chapters use a common format based on systems analysis methodology, detailing function, process, and structure of the collection disciplines. Examples throughout the book highlight topics as diverse as battlespace situational awareness, terrorism, weapons proliferation, criminal networks, treaty monitoring, and identity intelligence.

The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection Book

The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection

  • Author : Mark M. Lowenthal
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2015-01-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452217635

The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection Excerpt :

Leading intelligence experts Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark bring you an all new, groundbreaking title. The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection describes, in non-technical terms, the definition, history, process, management, and future trends of each intelligence collection source (INT). Authoritative and non-polemical, this book is the perfect teaching tool for classes addressing various types of collection. Chapter authors are past or current senior practitioners of the INT they discuss, providing expert assessment of ways particular types of collection fit within the larger context of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence Book

Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence

  • Author : Katherine Hibbs Pherson
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 567
  • ISBN 10 : 9781544374277

Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence Excerpt :

With Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence, Katherine Hibbs Pherson and Randolph H. Pherson have updated their highly regarded, easy-to-use handbook for developing core critical thinking skills and analytic techniques. This indispensable text is framed around 20 key questions that all analysts must ask themselves as they prepare to conduct research, generate hypotheses, evaluate sources of information, draft papers, and ultimately present analysis, including: How do I get started? Where is the information I need? What is my argument? How do I convey my message effectively? The Third Edition includes suggested best practices for dealing with digital disinformation, politicization, and AI. Drawing upon their years of teaching and analytic experience, Pherson and Pherson provide a useful introduction to skills that are essential within the intelligence community.

Intelligence Analysis in the Digital Age Book

Intelligence Analysis in the Digital Age

  • Author : Stig Stenslie
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-08-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000426618

Intelligence Analysis in the Digital Age Excerpt :

This book examines intelligence analysis in the digital age and demonstrates how intelligence has entered a new era. While intelligence is an ancient activity, the digital age is a relatively new phenomenon. This volume uses the concept of the "digital age" to highlight the increased change, complexity, and pace of information that is now circulated, as new technology has reduced the time it takes to spread news to almost nothing. These factors mean that decision-makers face an increasingly challenging threat environment, which in turn increases the demand for timely, relevant, and reliable intelligence to support policymaking. In this context, the book demonstrates that intelligence places greater demands on analysis work, as the traditional intelligence cycle is no longer adequate as a process description. In the digital age, it is not enough to accumulate as much information as possible to gain a better understanding of the world. To meet customers’ needs, the intelligence process must be centred around the analysis work – which in turn has increased the demand for analysts. Assessments, not least predictions, are now just as important as revealing someone else’s secrets. This volume will be of much interest to students of intelligence studies, security studies, and international relations.

Strategic Warning Intelligence Book

Strategic Warning Intelligence

  • Author : John A. Gentry
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626166554

Strategic Warning Intelligence Excerpt :

John A. Gentry and Joseph S. Gordon update our understanding of strategic warning intelligence analysis for the twenty-first century. Strategic warning—the process of long-range analysis to alert senior leaders to trending threats and opportunities that require action—is a critical intelligence function. It also is frequently misunderstood and underappreciated. Gentry and Gordon draw on both their practitioner and academic backgrounds to present a history of the strategic warning function in the US intelligence community. In doing so, they outline the capabilities of analytic methods, explain why strategic warning analysis is so hard, and discuss the special challenges strategic warning encounters from senior decision-makers. They also compare how strategic warning functions in other countries, evaluate why the United States has in recent years emphasized current intelligence instead of strategic warning, and recommend warning-related structural and procedural improvements in the US intelligence community. The authors examine historical case studies, including postmortems of warning failures, to provide examples of the analytic points they make. Strategic Warning Intelligence will interest scholars and practitioners and will be an ideal teaching text for intermediate and advanced students.