Strategic Intelligence

Author: Don McDowell
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810862859
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The revised edition of Strategic Intelligence: A Handbook for Practitioners, Managers, and Users is a primer for analysts involved in conducting strategic intelligence research. Author Don McDowell begins with an overview of what strategic intelligence and analysis is, the functions it performs, and outcomes it delivers. McDowell then outlines a proven methodological approach to planning and implementing a strategic research project useful in any setting whatsoever. Strategic Intelligence explains in detail the steps involved in doing strategic analysis and includes examples, guidelines, and standards to further illustrate the process. Each step in the process corresponds with a chapter in the book, describing the doctrine and/or theory appropriate, as well as applications of the theory and practical hints on its implementation. Additionally, holistic and creative thinking about the problem issues being tackled is stressed in order to avoid narrow, biased analysis.

Communicating With Intelligence

Author: James S. Major
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461657628
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since September 11, 2001, colleges and universities nationwide have expanded their curricula to include intelligence and national security studies, many offering degrees in the subjects. Curiously, no book exists for classroom use in teaching the important skills needed by these professionals to ensure their products/papers/reports are properly written or briefed. Communicating with Intelligence fills that gap and is aimed primarily at faculty and students pursuing studies in intelligence, national security, homeland security, or homeland defense; but it also has considerable value for working intelligence professionals who simply wish to hone their "rusty" writing or briefing skills. Designed to provide essential information regarding the preparation of written products or intelligence briefings, the book is divided into two parts. Part One, "Writing with Intelligence," contains material on reading intelligence publications and on the basics of writing in the intelligence profession. Part Two, "Briefing with Intelligence," deals with the fundamental principles of an intelligence briefing and includes information on gaining—or regaining—self-confidence behind the podium. Every chapter ends with exercises, many of which can be completed in the classroom to facilitate group activity or by an individual pursuing the study independently. Five appendixes provide additional information for quick reference and an annotated bibliography points toward further sources that can be used.

An Introduction to Intelligence Research and Analysis

Author: Jerome Clauser
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810861817
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First published in the 1970s by Jerome Clauser, this book was used by intelligence analysts to track and monitor the Communist threat. Although today's environment has changed considerably, analysts still need to understand the basics. The book focuses on how to research, what qualities are needed to be an intelligence analyst, and what methods can be used.

Handbook of European Intelligence Cultures

Author: Bob de Graaff
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442249420
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As experts from the countries discussed, the contributors address the intelligence community rather than focusing on a single agency. Each entry looks at the environment in which an organization works, its actors, and cultural and ideological climate, to cover both the external and internal factors that influence a nation’s intelligence community.

Potsdam Mission

Author: James R. Holbrook
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434357430
Format: PDF
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Recently declassified information makes it possible for the first time to tell part of the story behind the Cold War intelligence operations of the U.S. Military Liaison Mission (USMLM) to the Commander of the Soviet Army in Communist East Germany. Intelligence collection often led to dangerous encounters with the Soviet and East German armies. On occasion, Allied officers and non-commissioned officers were seriously injured. Before it all ended with the collapse of the Iron Curtain, one French sergeant and one American officer had been killed. Potsdam Mission traces the development of the author into a Soviet/Russian specialist and U.S. Army intelligence officer. The author then relates his own intelligence collection forays into East Germany by taking the reader on trips that include several harrowing experiences and four arrests/detentions by the Soviets Finally, the author describes the challenges and rewards of interpreting at USMLM and comments on the important role played by the Mission in Cold War intelligence.

Balancing Liberty and Security

Author: Michelle Louise Atkin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442219106
Format: PDF
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This work examines the philosophical foundations of information ethics and their potential for application to contemporary problems in U.S. foreign intelligence surveillance. Questions concerning the limits of government intrusion on protected Fourth Amendment rights are examined against the backdrop of the post-9/11 period. Changes to U.S. foreign intelligence surveillance law and policy are analyzed by applying the traditional ethical theories commonly used to support or discount these changes, namely utilitarian and contractarian ethical theories. The resulting research combines both theoretical elements, through its use of analytic philosophy, and qualitative research methods, through its use of legislation, court cases, news media, and scholarship surrounding U.S. foreign intelligence surveillance. Using the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the Terrorist Surveillance Program as case examples, the author develops and applies a normative ethical framework based on a legal proportionality test that can be applied to future cases involving U.S. foreign intelligence surveillance. The proportionality test developed in this research, which is based on a modified version of the Canadian Oakes Test, seeks to balance legitimate concerns about collective security against the rights of the individual. As a new synthesis of utilitarian and contractarian ethical principles, the proportionality test laid out in this book has potential for application beyond U.S. foreign intelligence surveillance. It could act as a guide to future research in other applied areas in information policy research where there is a clear tension between individual civil liberties and the collective good of society. Problems such as passenger screening, racial and ethnic profiling, data mining, and access to information could be examined using the framework developed in this study.

Shattered Illusions

Author: Donald G. Mahar
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442269154
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This failed soviet KGB operation in Canada tells the story of two double agents, one Soviet and one Canadian. The Soviet was betrayed by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer, captured by the KGB, imprisoned, and counted as dead until he reappeared 36 years later in a British embassy and traded back to Canada.

Counterintelligence Theory and Practice

Author: Hank Prunckun
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442219114
Format: PDF, ePub
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Counterintelligence Theory and Practice explores issues relating to national security, military, law enforcement, and corporate, as well as private affairs. Hank Prunckun uses his own experience as a counterintelligence professional to provide both a theoretical base and practical explanations for counterintelligence.

Strategic Intelligence for the 21st Century

Author: Alfred Rolington
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199654321
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Offers a new model of intelligence analysis, the Mosaic Method, which capitalises on both the strengths and the weaknesses of the information revolution. Written by the former CEO of Jane's Information group, it presents analysis of current and past intelligence methods alongside fresh ideas and approaches for the future.