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Introduction to Intelligence
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Introduction to Intelligence
Institutions, Operations, and Analysis


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Intelligence

April 2021 | 440 pages | CQ Press
Introduction to Intelligence: Institutions, Operations, and Analysis offers a strategic, international, and comparative approach to covering intelligence organizations and domestic security issues. Written by multiple authors, each chapter draws on the author's professional and scholarly expertise in the subject matter. As a core text for an introductory survey course in intelligence, this text provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to intelligence, including institutions and processes, collection, communications, and common analytic methods.



 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Chapter 1. Introduction
What Is Intelligence?

 
The Purpose of Intelligence

 
Conclusion: The Promise and the Limitations of Intelligence

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Chapter 2. Intelligence History
Intelligence From Antiquity to the Westphalian State System

 
Intelligence in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

 
Intelligence in America From the Revolution to Pearl Harbor

 
World War II and the Birth of the Modern

 
The Cold War

 
Intelligence in the 21st Century: 9/11 and Its Aftermath

 
Conclusion: Assessing Over 3,000 Years of Intelligence History

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Chapter 3. Intelligence and Security Institutions: Organizations and Processes
An Illustration of Intelligence Support

 
The National Security Framework in the US System

 
The Growth of the National Security Bureaucracy

 
Intelligence Organizations in the US System of Government

 
The Intelligence Cycle and Its Critics

 
Conclusion: Critiques and Alternative Approaches

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Chapter 4. Comparative Intelligence Systems
Cases in Intelligence Studies

 
The United Kingdom

 
French Republic

 
Federal Republic of Germany

 
Israel

 
Russian Federation

 
People’s Republic of China

 
Conclusion: Similarities and Differences of Foreign

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Chapter 5. Intelligence Operations
How Do We Collect Intelligence?

 
Complexity and Challenges of Contemporary Intelligence Operations

 
Intelligence Collection Planning

 
The Five Principal Intelligence Collection Disciplines and Beyond

 
Military Intelligence

 
Conclusion: Intelligence Operations Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Chapter 6. Counterintelligence
The World of Espionage and Intrigue

 
Counterintelligence Roles and Missions

 
Defensive Counterintelligence

 
Offensive Counterintelligence

 
Contemporary Challenges for Counterintelligence

 
Conclusion: Counterintelligence Summary

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Chapter 7. Covert Action
Types of Covert Action

 
Oversight of Covert Action in the United States

 
The US Military and Covert Action

 
Conclusion: Considerations in Covert Action

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Chapter 8. Cyberspace Operations and the Information Environment
Convergence of Technology

 
Peeling Back the Layers of Cyberspace

 
The US Cyber Strategy

 
Analyzing Cyber Threats

 
Conclusion: The Complexity of Threats in the Cyberspace Domain

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Chapter 9. Intelligence Regulation and Governance
McCarthyism and the Second Red Scare

 
Domestic Intelligence and COINTELPRO

 
The Watergate Scandal

 
The Church and Pike Committees

 
Intelligence Oversight After Watergate

 
Intelligence Oversight in Practice

 
The Separation of Powers in Intelligence Oversight

 
Conclusion: An Imperfect but Indispensable System

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Chapter 10. Inter-Agency Communications
The Inherent Tensions in Intelligence Communications

 
Communications Challenges in Intra-Agency Settings

 
Communications Challenges in Inter-Agency Settings

 
Products for Intelligence Consumers

 
Getting the Attention of Intelligence Consumers

 
Retaining the Attention of Intelligence Consumers

 
Conclusion: Making Intelligence Useful

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Chapter 11. Intelligence Analysis
Epistemology and Intelligence Analysis

 
Forecasting and the Challenges of Prediction

 
Psychological Biases and Intelligence Analysis

 
Conclusion: From the Philosophy of Science to Practice

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Chapter 12. Analytic Methods
The Contemporary Context of Intelligence Analysis

 
Methods Used to Analyze Intelligence Targets

 
Presenting Findings: The Structure and Voice of Written

 
Conclusion: Patterns of Recruitment and Training of Intelligence Analysts in the US Intelligence Community

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Chapter 13. The Ethics of Intelligence
Of Ethics and Moral Systems

 
Case Studies

 
Conclusion: The Ethical Demands of National Service

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Chapter 14. Threats to the United States and Its Interests
Strategic Competitors

 
Pandemics

 
Climate Change as a Driver of International Instability

 
Cyber Threats in the 21st Century

 
Inter-state War

 
Ethnic Conflict, Revolution, and State Destabilization

 
Weapons of Mass Destruction

 
Terrorism

 
Criminal Networks

 
Conclusion: Of Threats and Priorities

 
Key Concepts

 
Additional Reading

 
 
Index

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