No More Secrets

Author: Hamilton Bean
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313391556
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This in-depth analysis shows how the high stakes contest surrounding open source information is forcing significant reform within the U.S. intelligence community, the homeland security sector, and among citizen activists. * Critique and commentary from intelligence officials and analysts regarding open source reforms within the intelligence community and homeland security sector * Three interrelated case studies through which post-9/11 U.S. intelligence reform is analyzed and critiqued * Examples of collateral, including official and unofficial photos, from the 2007 and 2008 Open Source Conferences sponsored by the Director of National Intelligence * A timeline of key open source developments, including the establishment of associated commissions and changes in organizational structures, policies, and cultures * Appendices containing excerpts of key open source legislation and policy documents * A bibliography of open source-related scholarship and commentary

Air Power in UN Operations

Author: A. Walter Dorn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317183401
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Air power for warfighting is a story that's been told many times. Air power for peacekeeping and UN enforcement is a story that desperately needs to be told. For the first-time, this volume covers the fascinating range of aerial peace functions. In rich detail it describes: aircraft transporting vital supplies to UN peacekeepers and massive amounts of humanitarian aid to war-affected populations; aircraft serving as the 'eyes in sky' to keep watch for the world organization; and combat aircraft enforcing the peace. Rich poignant case studies illuminate the past and present use of UN air power, pointing the way for the future. This book impressively fills the large gap in the current literature on peace operations, on the United Nations and on air power generally.

Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty First Century

Author: C. Hobbs
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137353325
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This edited book provides an insight into the new approaches, challenges and opportunities that characterise open source intelligence (OSINT) at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It does so by considering the impacts of OSINT on three important contemporary security issues: nuclear proliferation, humanitarian crises and terrorism.

Historical Dictionary of United States Intelligence

Author: Michael A. Turner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810878909
Format: PDF, ePub
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This second edition covers the history of United States intelligence, and includes several key features: Chronology Introductory essay Appendixes Bibliography Over 600 cross-referenced entries on key events, issues, people, operations, laws, regulations

Essentials of Strategic Intelligence

Author: Loch K. Johnson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440832285
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A highly valuable resource for students of intelligence studies, strategy and security, and foreign policy, this volume provides readers with an accessible and comprehensive exploration of U.S. espionage activities that addresses both the practical and ethical implications that attend the art and science of spying. • Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of all aspects of intelligence by experts in the field, from collection-and-analysis and counterintelligence to covert action and accountability • Probes into how the United States' intelligence agencies attempt to protect the nation from cyberattacks by foreign nations and terrorist groups—and documents the successes and failures • Documents the involvement of the National Security Agency (NSA) in bulk "metadata" collection of information on the telephone records and social media communications of American citizens • Examines the effects that have resulted from major leaks in the U.S. government, from Wikileaks to the NSA Snowden leaks

Fixing Intelligence

Author: William E. Odom
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030013035X
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William E. Odom is the highest-ranking member of the United States Intelligence community ever to write a book outlining fundamental restructuring of this vast network of agencies, technology, and human agents. In the wake of 9/11, Odom has revised and updated a powerful critique he wrote several years ago for staffs of the U.S. congressional committee overseeing the vast American intelligence bureaucracy. His recommendations for revamping this essential component of American security are now available for general readers as well as for policymakers. While giving an unmatched overview of the world of U.S. intelligence, Odom persuasively shows that the failure of American intelligence on 9/11 had much to do with the complex bureaucratic relationships existing among the various components of the Intelligence Community. The sustained fragmentation within the Intelligence Community since World War II is part of the story; the blurring of security and intelligence duties is another. Odom describes the various components of American intelligence in order to give readers an understanding of how complex they are and what can be done to make them more effective in providing timely intelligence and more efficient in using their large budgets. He shows definitively that they cannot be remedied with quick fixes but require deep study of the entire bureaucracy and the commitment of the U.S. government to implement the necessary reforms.

Cyber Dragon Inside China s Information Warfare and Cyber Operations

Author: Dean Cheng
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835659
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This book provides a framework for assessing China's extensive cyber espionage efforts and multi-decade modernization of its military, not only identifying the "what" but also addressing the "why" behind China's focus on establishing information dominance as a key component of its military efforts. • Provides a detailed overview and thorough analysis of Chinese cyber activities • Makes extensive use of Chinese-language materials, much of which has not been utilized in the existing Western literature on the subject • Enables a better understanding of Chinese computer espionage by placing it in the context of broader Chinese information warfare activities • Analyzes Chinese military modernization efforts, providing a context for the ongoing expansion in China's military spending and reorganization • Offers readers policy-relevant insight into Chinese military thinking while maintaining academic-level rigor in analysis and source selection

Enemies of Intelligence

Author: Richard K. Betts
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231138881
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Citing the events of 9/11 and the false assessment of Saddams weapons arsenal, one of the nations foremost political scientists illuminates the paradoxes and problems that frustrate the intelligence process, and outlines strategies for better intelligence gathering and assessment.

The Future Security Environment in the Middle East

Author: Nora Bensahel
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 083303619X
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This report identifies several important trends that are shaping regional security. It examines traditional security concerns, such as energy security and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as newer challenges posed by political reform, economic reform, civil-military relations, leadership change, and the information revolution. The report concludes by identifying the implications of these trends for U.S. foreign policy.