Target-Centric Network Modeling
Case Studies in Analyzing Complex Intelligence Issues
Intelligence | Military & Strategic Studies
In Target-Centric Network Modeling: Case Studies in Analyzing Complex Intelligence Issues, authors Robert Clark and William Mitchell take an entirely new approach to teaching intelligence analysis. Unlike any other book on the market, it offers case study scenarios using actual intelligence reporting formats, along with a tested process that facilitates the production of a wide range of analytical products for civilian, military, and hybrid intelligence environments. Readers will learn how to perform the specific actions of problem definition modeling, target network modeling, and collaborative sharing in the process of creating a high-quality, actionable intelligence product. The case studies reflect the complexity of twenty-first century intelligence issues by dealing with multi-layered target networks that cut across political, economic, social, technological, and military issues. Working through these cases, students will learn to manage and evaluate realistic intelligence accounts.
“Target-Centric Network Modeling serves as an ideal companion for Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach. Drawing on years of experience in the intelligence professions and the academic community, the authors convey complicated concepts clearly, enabling readers to make analytical connections. Target-Centric Networking Model provides an excellent review of terms and information pertinent to the analytic process, and its case studies are relevant, rich in detail, and appropriate for academic and practitioner use.”
“Practice in using various intelligence analysis techniques is vital to student learning Target-Centric Network Modeling, in conjunction with Clark’s Intelligence Analysis, provides students the practice needed to master a number of advanced analytic procedures. This book’s target-centric network modeling approach is a significant contribution to the field of intelligence analysis.”