Intelligence | 4th Edition
From Secrets to Policy
AUTHOR: Lowenthal, Mark M.
PUBLISHER: CQ Press
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Intelligence veteran Mark M. Lowenthal details how the intelligence community's history, structure, procedures, and functions affect policy decisions. With his friendly prose, he demystifies a complicated and complex process. Rich with examples and anecdotes, Intelligence also includes bolded key terms, an acronym list, suggested readings and websites, and a list of major intelligence reviews or proposals.
This new, fully-updated fourth edition highlights many crucial recent developments in reforms, ethics, and transnational issues, including:
* the actual implementation of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) reforms and their successes and strains;
* the ongoing legal, operational, and ethical issues raised by the war against terrorism;
* the growth of transnational issues, such as WMD;
* fresh coverage of analytic standards and analytic transformation;
* more in-depth explanation of geospatial, signal, and human intelligence;
* a new discussion of the lessons of 9/11;
* and, the growing politicization of intelligence in the United States, specifically through the declassified use of National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs).
PUBLICATION DATE: 10/17/2008
CATEGORY: Political Science