1st Edition

Handbook of Intelligence Studies

Edited By

Loch K. Johnson

ISBN 9780415777834
Published June 5, 2009 by Routledge
400 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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