This Reader in the field of intelligence studies focuses on policy, blending classic works on concepts and approaches with more recent essays dealing with current issues and the ongoing debate about the future of intelligence.
Aiming to be more comprehensive than existing books, and to achieve truly international coverage of the field, this expanded and revised new edition of the Secret Intelligence Reader provides key readings and supporting material for students and course convenors. It is divided into four main sections, each of which includes full summaries of each article, further reading suggestions, and student questions:
Comprising essays by leading scholars in the field, this book is essential reading for students of intelligence, counter-intelligence, strategic studies, national security and IR in general, and for anyone wishing to understand the current relationship between intelligence and policy-making.
‘No other single textbook offers readers a richer or more comprehensive picture of the fast changing world of secret intelligence and covert operations.’ -- Joe Maiolo, King’s College London, UK
'The high quality and broad range of the articles in Secret Intelligence: A Reader makes this book very valuable for students of intelligence, researchers and for anyone interested in better understanding the role of intelligence in policy and planning.' -- Dawn Miller, Calgary University
'…admirable and comprehensive reader' -- Times Higher Education Supplement
Preface Introduction: What is intelligence? 1. Wanted: A Definition of 'Intelligence', Michael Warner 2. Ideas of Intelligence: Divergent Concepts and National, Philip Davies Part I: The Intelligence Cycle Summary The Collection of Intelligence 3. It’s a Cultural Thing: Thoughts on a Troubled CIA, Garrett Jones 4. All Glory Is Fleeting: Sigint and the Fight against International Terrorism, Matthew Aid 5. Intelligence in the Twitter Age, Joshua Rovner [NEW] The Analysis of Intelligence 6. Surprise Despite Warning: Why Sudden Attacks Succeed, Richard K. Betts 7. What To Do When Traditional Models Fail, Carmen Medina 8. The Future of the Intelligence Cycle, Chris Wheaton [NEW] Intelligence at the Top: Producer-Consumer Linkage 9. American Presidents and their Intelligence Communities, C.M. Andrew 10. Squaring the Circle: Dealing with Intelligence-Policy Breakdowns, K.L. Gardiner Intelligence Co-operation and Security-Sector Reform 11. International Intelligence Co-operation: An Inside Perspective, Stephen Lander 12. The Contribution of Intelligence Services to Security Sector Reform, Peter Wilson Part II: Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism and Security Summary Intelligence and 9/11 13. Strategic Surprise and the September 11 Attacks, Daniel Byman 14. Deja Vu? Comparing Pearl Harbor and September 11, James J. Wirtz Intelligence and WMD 15. Reports, Politics, and Intelligence Failures: The Case of Iraq, Robert Jervis 16. Intelligence and Iraq: The UK's Four Enquiries, Richard J. Aldrich Security Intelligence and Counter-terrorism 17. Intelligence and Strategy in the War on Islamist Terrorism, John R. Schindler 18. Intelligence in Northern Ireland, B. Bamford Counterintelligence and Cyberespionage 19. The Broken Triad, Frederick L Wettering 20. Cyberwar: The United States and China Prepare For the Next Generation of Conflict, George Patterson Manson [NEW] Part III: Ethics, Accountability and Control Summary The Problems of Oversight and Accountability 21. Partisanship and the Decline of Intelligence Oversight, M.C. Ott 22. The British Experience with Intelligence Accountability, Mark Phythian The Problem of Surveillance and Civil Liberties 23. Domestic Intelligence and Civil Liberties, Kate Martin 24. High Policing in the Security Control Society, James Sheptycki Intelligence and Ethics 25. As Rays of Light to the Human Soul'? Moral Agents and Intelligence Gathering, Toni Erskine [NEW] 26. Ethics and Intelligence after September 2001, Michael Herman 27. Ethical Guidelines in Using Secret Intelligence for Public Security, Sir David Omand Torture and Assassination 28. Can the Torture of Terrorist Suspects be Justified?, Maureen Ramsay 29. Torture: The Case for Dirty Harry and against Alan Dershowitz, Uwe Steinhoff [NEW] Part IV: Intelligence and the New Warfare Summary Covert Action 30. Covert Action and the Pentagon, Jennifer D. Kibbe 31. Secret Intelligence, Covert Action and Clandestine Diplomacy, Len Scott [NEW] Intelligence, Deception and Military Operations 32. Towards a revolution in Military Intelligence?, John Ferris 33. Death from the Skies; The CIA’s Drone Campaign in Pakistan, Brian Williams [NEW] Intelligence and Counter-Insurgency 34. Securing the Globe, Peter Gill 35.Intelligence and Counter-insurgency, Huw Bennett [NEW] Intelligence for Peacekeeping and Peacemaking 36. Intelligence and UN Peacekeeping, Hugh Smith 37. Intelligence and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF), Joop van Reijn Reform and the Future 38. Intelligence Reform 2008: Where to from Here?, Arthur S. Hulnick [NEW] 39. Future of Intelligence, Stevyn Gibson [NEW] 40. Learning to Live with Intelligence, Wesley K. Wark