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Handbook of Intelligence Studies

1st Edition

Edited by Loch K. Johnson


400 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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This topical volume offers a comprehensive review of secret intelligence organizations and activities.

Intelligence has been in the news consistently since 9/11 and the Iraqi WMD errors. Leading experts in the field approach the three major missions of intelligence: collection-and-analysis; covert action; and counterintelligence. Within each of these missions, the dynamically written essays dissect the so-called intelligence cycle to reveal the challenges of gathering and assessing information from around the world. Covert action, the most controversial intelligence activity, is explored, with special attention on the issue of military organizations moving into what was once primarily a civilian responsibility. The authors furthermore examine the problems that are associated with counterintelligence, protecting secrets from foreign spies and terrorist organizations, as well as the question of intelligence accountability, and how a nation can protect its citizens against the possible abuse of power by its own secret agencies.

The Handbook of Intelligence Studies is a benchmark publication with major importance both for current research and for the future of the field. It is essential reading for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and scholars of intelligence studies, international security, strategic studies and political science in general.

Table of Contents

Introduction Loch K. Johnson Part 1: The Study of Intelligence 1. Sources and Methods for the Study of Intelligence Michael Warner 2. The American Approach to Intelligence Studies James J. Wirtz 3. The Historiography of the FBI Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones 4. Intelligence Ethics: Laying a Foundation for the Second Oldest Profession Michael Andregg Part 2: The Evolution of Modern Intelligence 5. The Accountability of Security and Intelligence Agencies Ian Leigh 6. "Knowing the Self, Knowing the Other": the Comparative Analysis of Security Intelligence Peter Gill 7. U.S. Patronage of German Postwar Intelligence Wolfgang Krieger Part 3: The Intelligence Cycle Collection and Processing 8. The Technical Collection of Intelligence Jeffrey Richelson 9. Human Source Intelligence Frederick P. Hitz 10. Open Source Intelligence Robert David Steele 11. Adapting Intelligence to Changing Issues Paul R. Pillar 12. The Challenges of Economic Intelligence Minh A. Luong Part 4: The Intelligence Cycle and the Crafting of Intelligence Reports: Analysis and Dissemination 13. Strategic Warning: Intelligence Support in a World of Uncertainty and Surprise Jack Davis 14. Achieving All-Source Fusion in the Intelligence Community Richard L. Russell 15. Adding Value to the Intelligence Product Steven Marrin 16. Analysis for Strategic Intelligence John Hollister Hedley Part 5: Counterintelligence and Covert Action 17. Cold War Intelligence Defectors Nigel West 18. Counterintelligence Failures in the United States Stan A. Taylor 19. Émigré Intelligence Reporting: Sifting Fact from Fiction Mark Stout 20. Linus Pauling: A Case Study in Counterintelligence Run Amok Kathryn S. Olmsted 21. The Role of Covert Action William J. Daugherty 22. The Future of Covert Action John Prados Part 6: Intelligence Accountability 23. Intelligence Oversight in the UK: The Case of Iraq Mark Phythian 24. Intelligence Accountability: Challenges for Parliaments and Intelligence Services Hans Born and Thorsten Wetzling 25. Intelligence and the Rise of Judicial Intervention Fred F. Manget 26. A Shock Theory of Congressional Accountability for Intelligence Loch K. Johnson. Appendixes: A. The US Intelligence Community, 2006 B. Leadership of the US Intelligence Community, 2006 C. The Intelligence Cycle

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
HISTORY / Military / Strategy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence