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Intelligence Collection

Intelligence Collection

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October 2013 | 552 pages | CQ Press
This comprehensive book by one of the foremost authorities in the field offers systematic and analytical 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. The first part of the book explains how the literal INTs—open source, human intelligence, communications intelligence, and cyber collection—work. The second part focuses on nonliteral or technical INTs including imagery, electronic intelligence, and measurements and signatures intelligence. All chapters use a common format based on systems analysis methodology, detailing function, process, and structure of the collection disciplines. The third part is a complete chapter discussing the complexities of collection management in the United States. Rich, full color illustrations accompany the text with examples throughout the book on topics as diverse as battlespace situational awareness, terrorism, weapons proliferation, criminal networks, treaty monitoring, and identity intelligence.
1. Introduction
2. Open Source Intelligence
3. Human Intelligence
4. Communications Intelligence
5. Cyber Collection
6. Overview of Nonliteral Collection
7. Collection Sensors
8. Collection Platforms
9. Optical Imaging
10. Radiometric and Spectral Imaging
11. Radar
12. Synthetic Aperture Radar
13. Passive RF
14. Acoustic and Seismic Sensing
15. Materials Intelligence
16. Biological, Medical, and Biometric Intelligence
17. Materiel Acquisition and Exploitation
18. Managing Intelligence Collection
William Nolte
Eliot Jardines
Open Source
Darryl Murdock
John Morris
Michael Althoff, William Huntington

 “Intelligence Collection is an excellent choice for both students and the intelligence community. It is well organized, follows a logical approach, and systematically covers each aspect of intelligence collection.”

Dr. Daniel J. Benny
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

“This book will add tremendously to the study of intelligence, as it lays out the sources of intelligence in a very logical sequence, and in a very easily understandable format.”

Ken Stiles

“Robert Clark has developed a text with a comprehensive survey and taxonomy of the myriad disciplines within intelligence collection. He usefully places these in the framework of structure, function, and process. This workman-like approach will be helpful to students new to this subject.”

Kenneth deGraffenreid
The Institute of World Politics

“I like the extensive use of anecdotal examples, based on actual situations. Each topic’s explicit examples provide significant interest as you read through the text.”

Robert Duval
West Virginia University

A very good text in every respect. The text covers all aspects of intelligence including HUMINT, SIGINT and GOEINT. It offers a depth of analysis, with a range of details including the practical collection of intelligence, as well as the strengths and limitations of the methods of intelligence collection.
The text is easy to understand, and is displayed in a clear and concise layout.
There is an opportunity for more depth of detail, however, on the whole, the text provides a great introductory text, ideal for any course, exploring aspects of intelligence collection, making it an excellent source of 'introductory level' information in intelligence collection.

Mr Gareth Hatton
Social Science , St David's College
May 31, 2016

Busy reviewing this book.

Mr Hennie Lochner
Police Practice, Unisa
November 24, 2013

Looks good but I am still busy reviewing this book.
What I like is the modern crime intelligence approach.

Mr Hennie Lochner
Police Practice, Unisa
November 24, 2013

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