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Handbook of Intelligence Studies

Edited by: Loch K. Johnson

Print publication date:  December  2006
Online publication date:  January  2007

Print ISBN: 9780415770507
eBook ISBN: 9780203089323
Adobe ISBN: 9781135986889

10.4324/9780203089323
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This topical volume offers a comprehensive review of secret intelligence organizations and activities.

Intelligence has been in the news consistently since 9/11 and the Iraqi WMD errors. Leading experts in the field approach the three major missions of intelligence: collection-and-analysis; covert action; and counterintelligence. Within each of these missions, the dynamically written essays dissect the so-called intelligence cycle to reveal the challenges of gathering and assessing information from around the world. Covert action, the most controversial intelligence activity, is explored, with special attention on the issue of military organizations moving into what was once primarily a civilian responsibility. The authors furthermore examine the problems that are associated with counterintelligence, protecting secrets from foreign spies and terrorist organizations, as well as the question of intelligence accountability, and how a nation can protect its citizens against the possible abuse of power by its own secret agencies.

The Handbook of Intelligence Studies is a benchmark publication with major importance both for current research and for the future of the field. It is essential reading for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and scholars of intelligence studies, international security, strategic studies and political science in general.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Sources and methods for the study of intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The American approach to intelligence studies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The historiography of the FBI Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Intelligence ethics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The accountability of security and intelligence agencies Download PDF
Chapter  7:  "Knowing the self, knowing the other" Download PDF
Chapter  8:  US patronage of German postwar intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The technical collection of intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Human source intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Open source intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Adapting intelligence to changing issues Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The challenges of economic intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Strategic warning Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Achieving all-source fusion in the Intelligence Community Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Adding value to the intelligence product Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Analysis for strategic intelligence Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Cold War intelligence defectors Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Counterintelligence failures in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Émigré intelligence reporting Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Linus Pauling Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The role of covert action Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The future of covert action Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Intelligence oversight in the UK Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Intelligence accountability Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Intelligence and the rise of judicial intervention Download PDF
Chapter  27:  A shock theory of congressional accountability for intelligence Download PDF
Appendices Download PDF
Select_Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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