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From Secrets to Policy

Ninth Edition

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April 2022 | 624 pages | CQ Press
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 Ninth 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.
Chapter 1 • What Is “Intelligence”?
Chapter 2 • The Development of U.S. Intelligence
Chapter 3 • The U.S. Intelligence Community
Chapter 4 • The Intelligence Process—A Macro Look: Who Does What for Whom?
Chapter 5 • Collection and the Collection Disciplines
Chapter 6 • Analysis
Chapter 7 • Counterintelligence
Chapter 8 • Covert Action
Chapter 9 • The Role of the Policy Maker
Chapter 10 • Oversight and Accountability
Chapter 11 • The Intelligence Agenda: Nation-States
Chapter 12 • The Intelligence Agenda: Transnational Issues
Chapter 13 • Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligence
Chapter 14 • Intelligence Reform
Chapter 15 • Foreign Intelligence Services

Still the best textbook of its kind on the market. Important for our students as a reference throughout our MS program.

Dr Michael J. Ard
Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University
August 26, 2022

This book was masterfully designed to introduce undergraduates to the study of intelligence. There is nothing better out there. Beyond walking them through the basics of the intelligence community and the various intelligence functions, it provides relevant historical examples and case studies that serve to expand student understanding.

Dr Roberto Flores
Criminal Justice, Utah Valley University
September 30, 2022

Still the best option for a text that covers the wide range of topics regarding the intelligence field. Been using this text since 2011!

Mr Christopher Hickey
College of Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University
July 1, 2023