7th Edition

The U.S. Intelligence Community

By Jeffrey T Richelson Copyright 2016
    650 Pages
    by Routledge

    648 Pages
    by Routledge

    The role of intelligence in US government operations has changed dramatically and is now more critical than ever to domestic security and foreign policy. This authoritative and highly researched book written by Jeffrey T. Richelson provides a detailed overview of America's vast intelligence empire, from its organizations and operations to its management structure. Drawing from a multitude of sources, including hundreds of official documents, The US Intelligence Community allows students to understand the full scope of intelligence organizations and activities, and gives valuable support to policymakers and military operations.

    The seventh edition has been fully revised to include a new chapter on the major issues confronting the intelligence community, including secrecy and leaks, domestic spying, and congressional oversight, as well as revamped chapters on signals intelligence and cyber collection, geospatial intelligence, and open sources. The inclusion of more maps, tables and photos, as well as electronic briefing books on the book's Web site, makes The US Intelligence Community an even more valuable and engaging resource for students.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: INTELLIGENCE Intelligence Activities The Intelligence Cycle Varieties of Finished Intelligence Targets The Utility of Intelligence The Intelligence Community Notes Chapter 2: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ORGANIZATIONS Central Intelligence Agency National Security Agency Special Collection Service National Reconnaissance Office National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency National Underwater Reconnaissance Office Notes Chapter 3: DEFENSE DEPARTMENT INTELLIGENCE History and Current Charter Overview Directorate for Operations Directorate for Science and Technology Directorate for Analysis Regional Centers Directorate for Intelligence, J2 National Media Exploitation Center Chapter 4: MILITARY SERVICE INTELLIGENCE ORGANIZATIONS Army Intelligence Organizations Navy Intelligence Organizations Air Force Intelligence Organizations Marine Corps Intelligence Organizations Coast Guard Intelligence Organizations Notes Chapter 5: CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE ORGANIZATIONS Department of State Intelligence Department of Energy Intelligence Department of Treasury Intelligence Department of Homeland Security Intelligence Federal Bureau of Investigation Drug Enforcement Administration Intelligence Notes Chapter 6: UNIFIED COMMAND INTELLIGENCE ORGANIZATIONS Africa Command Central Command European Command Northern Command Pacific Command Southern Command U.S. Special Operations Command Strategic Command Transportation Command Notes Chapter 7: GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION, PROCESSING, EXPLOITATION, AND DISSEMINATION Collection Processing and Exploitation Dissemination Notes Chapter 8: SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE AND CYBER COLLECTION Targets Space Collection Airborne Collection Ground-Based Remote Collection Embassy and Consular Intercept Sites Clandestine SIGINT RAMPART, MUSCULAR, and PRISM Surface Ships Underseas Collection Notes Chapter 9: MEASUREMENT AND SIGNATURE INTELLIGENCE Space Collection Airborne Collection Ground Collection Seaborne Collection Underseas Collection Notes Chapter 10: SPACE SURVEILLANCE Dedicated SSN Sensors Collateral SSN Sensors Contributing SSN Sensors Additional Space Surveillance Capabilities Notes Chapter 11: HUMAN INTELLIGENCE Officers and Diplomats Agents and Assets Defectors and Emigres Detainees and POWs Travelers Notes Chapter 12: OPEN SOURCES, SITE EXPLOITATION, AND FOREIGN MATERIEL ACQUISITION Open Sources Site Exploitation Foreign Materiel Acquisition Notes Chapter 13: COOPERATION WITH FOREIGN SERVICES Geospatial Intelligence Cooperation Signals Intelligence Cooperation Measurement and Signature Intelligence Cooperation Space Surveillance Cooperation Human Intelligence Cooperation Open Source Intelligence Cooperation Counterterrorism Cooperation Counternarcotics Cooperation Analysis and Data Exchange Notes Chapter 14: ANALYSIS Analysts Analytical Techniques Current Intelligence Warning Intelligence Estimates Reports and Studies Leadership Profiles Reference Documents and Databases Domestic Intelligence Analysis Notes Chapter 15: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE The Foreign Intelligence Threat Investigations Collection Evaluation of Defectors and Agents Research, Analysis & Production Disruption and Neutralization CI Functional Services Notes Chapter 16: COVERT ACTION Afghanistan GREYSTONE Iran Libya Pakistan Somalia Syria Yemen Notes Chapter 17: MANAGING NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE The President, the National Security Council, and the PIAB The Director of National Intelligence & Deputies Committees, Boards, and Councils Intelligence Community Directives National Intelligence Program National Intelligence Management Council National Intelligence Council National Counterterrorism Center National Counterproliferation Center Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive Notes Chapter 18: MANAGING DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE The USD (I) Military Intelligence Program The MIB and DISTC Defense Warning Council Defense Open Source Council JCS Reconnaissance Operations Division Defense Intelligence Officers DOD & Service Directives and Instructions Notes Chapter 19: MANAGING INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION, COVERT ACTION, AND INFORMATION ACCESS Managing Satellite Imaging Managing SIGINT Managing HUMINT Managing Covert Action Managing Information Access Notes Chapter 20: ISSUES Spying All Over the World Fighting Terror Bulk Collection Secrecy and Leaks Congressional Oversight Parting Comments Notes Back Matter Acronyms and Abbreviations Index


    Jeffrey T Richelson