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Intelligence
From Secrets to Policy

Eighth Edition

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Intelligence

September 2019 | 616 pages | CQ Press
“[The text is] one of the most useful, one-volume, introductory works on intelligence today. [Intelligence] does an excellent job of working through the intricacies of U.S. intelligence.” 
—Richard J. Norton, United States Naval War College

Mark M. Lowenthal’s trusted guide is the go-to resource for understanding how the intelligence community’s history, structure, procedures, and functions affect policy decisions. In the fully updated Eighth Edition of Intelligence, the author addresses cyber security and cyber intelligence throughout, expands the coverage of collection, comprehensively updates the chapters on nation-state issues and transnational issues, and looks at foreign intelligence services, both large and small.
 
 
Tables, Figures, and Boxes
 
Preface
 
Acronyms
 
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

 
Intelligence Analysis: An Assessment

 
Key Terms

 
Further Readings

 
 
CHAPTER 7 • Counterintelligence
Internal Safeguards

 
External Indicators and Counterespionage

 
Problems in Counterintelligence

 
Leaks

 
Economic Espionage

 
National Security Letters

 
Conclusion

 
Key Terms

 
Further Readings

 
 
CHAPTER 8 • Covert Action
The Decision-Making Process

 
The Range of Covert Actions

 
Issues in Covert Action

 
Assessing Covert Action

 
Key Terms

 
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 Term

 
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

 
Whistle-Blowers

 
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

 
 
Appendix 1. Additional Bibliographic Citations and Websites
 
Appendix 2. Major Intelligence Reviews or Proposals
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

“Lowenthal provides a well-written, comprehensive overview of the intelligence community and the unique business of intelligence work.”

Kimberly A. Urban
Virginia Commonwealth University

“[Intelligence] is an excellent introduction to the U.S. intelligence community that offers compelling insights from a seasoned insider.” 

Antony Field
California State University, San Bernardino

“Lowenthal’s Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy is a comprehensive, authoritative, and well-written text suitable for both undergraduate and graduate courses as well as a useful guide for practitioners.”

John W. King
Notre Dame College

“[The text is] one of the most useful, one-volume, introductory works on intelligence today. [Intelligence] does an excellent job of working through the intricacies of U.S. intelligence.”

Richard J. Norton
United States Naval War College

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