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The Cia And The U.S. Intelligence System

1st Edition

By Scott Breckinridge


364 pages

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pub: 2019-06-18
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Foreign policy—including economic policy and national security policy—and the appropriate planning, decisionmaking, and execution of that policy depend upon foreign intelligence, which must be collected on a global scale, checked, compared, sifted, analyzed, and coordinated. The collection, analysis, and delivery of this body of information require

Table of Contents

Preface -- Background, History, and Organization -- The Role and Nature of Intelligence -- Organization and Operation of the National Security Council -- The Director of Central Intelligence and the CIA -- The DCI and the Intelligence Community -- The DCI and Management of Intelligence Collection -- The Congress and Intelligence -- Secrecy, Activities, and Techniques -- Security -- The Collectors and Overt Collection -- Clandestine Collection -- Technical Collection -- Analysis of Intelligence -- Finished Intelligence -- Counterintelligence -- Covert Action/Special Activities -- Covert Action Operations -- Paramilitary Operations -- Considerations Affecting Intelligence -- Intelligence Under American Law -- Intelligence Under International Law -- Principles and Standards of Conduct -- The Future -- The National Security Act of 1947, Public Law 253, July 26, 1947 -- Executive Order 12333 December 4, 1981

About the Author

Scott D. Breckinridge served with the CIA for more than twenty six years, both overseas and in Washington. For three years, he was the agency's briefing officer for the White House staff. He represented the agency before the 1975-1976 congressional investigating committees. He also served as liaison officer with the intelligence organizations of an allied nation and coordinated assignments with other units or committees of the government's intelligence community. His last sixteen years were spent with the CIA's Inspector General's detachment, with six as the Deputy Inspector General. Mr. Breckinridge was twice awarded the CIA's Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the agency's highest award.

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