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Intelligence : From Secrets to Policy - Mark M. Lowenthal


From Secrets to Policy


Published: 2nd July 2014
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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

"Intelligence is an excellent introduction into the realm of intelligence, both from the standpoint of the analyst and the policymaker. It is well written, clear and concise with well organized chapters. There is no text out there that covers the realm of intelligence in all of its phases as elegantly and precisely as this one does." -- Alan Clyde More "Lowenthal's book remains the most cogent and comprehensive treatment of US intelligence and the intelligence processes. Others treat various topics, principally analysis, in greater detail, but lack the scope of Lowenthal, which is what makes it valuable. With each edition, Lowenthal ensures that the text is relatively up-to-date with recent events and trends. His sense of humor is a great addition to what otherwise could be rather wonk-ish and dry text." -- Peter Oleson

Chapter 1: What is "Intelligence"? Why Have Intelligence Agencies? What Is Intelligence About? Key Terms Further Readings Chapter 2: The Development of U.S. Intelligence Major Themes Major Historical Developments Key Terms Further Readings Chapter 3: 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 Chapter 4: 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 Chapter 5: Collection and The Collection Disciplines Overarching Themes Strengths and Weaknesses Conclusion Key Terms Further Readings Chapter 6: Analysis Major Themes Analytical Issues Further Readings Chapter 9: The Role of The Policy Maker The U.S. National Security Policy Process Who Wants What? The Intelligence Process: Policy and Intelligence Key Terms Further Readings Chapter 10: Oversight and Accountability Executive Oversight Issues Congressional Oversight Issues in Congressional Oversight Internal Dynamics of Congressional Oversight The Courts Conclusion Key Terms Further Readings Chapter 11: 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 Chapter 12: 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 Chapter 13: 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 Chapter 14: Intelligence Reform The Purpose of Reform Issues in Intelligence Reform Conclusion Key Terms Further Readings Chapter 15: Foreign Intelligence Services Britain China France Israel Russia Other Services Other Services in Brief Conclusion Further Readings SIGINT - William Nolte Open Source - Eliot Jardines GEOINT - Darryl Murdock HUMINT - Michael Althoff, William Huntington MASINT - John Morris

ISBN: 9781483307787
ISBN-10: 1483307786
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 2nd July 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 4.5
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised