Intelligence and National Security: The Secret World of Spies (2nd Revised edition)

Intelligence and National Security: The Secret World of Spies (2nd Revised edition)

By: James J. Wirtz (author), Loch K. Johnson (author)Paperback

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Johnson and Wirtz's anthology provides a comprehensive set of readings in the field of intelligence studies. The book spans a wide range of topics, from how the United States gathers and interprets information collected around the world to comparisons of the American intelligence system with the secret agencies of other nations.

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Loch K. Johnson is Regents Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. James J. Wirtz is Professor and Chairman of the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.


PART I: INTELLIGENCE IN THE UNITED STATES: AN INTRODUCTION ; 1. The Evolution of the U.S. Intelligence Community-A Historical Overview ; 2. The Study of Intelligence in Theory and Practice ; 3. A Conversation with Richard Helms, a Director of Central Intelligence ; PART II: INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION ; 4. CIA and Its Discontents ; 5. Re-examining Problems and Prospects in U.S. Imagery Intelligence ; 6. Satellite Surveillance ; 7. The Time of Troubles: The US National Security Agency in the Twenty-First Century ; 8. CIA's Strategic Intelligence in Iraq ; PART III: INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS ; 9. Analysis, War, and Decision: Why Intelligence Failures Are Inevitable ; 10. Open Source Intelligence ; 11. A Policymaker's Perspective on Intelligence Analysis ; 12. Intelligence Estimates and the Decision-Maker ; 13. Early Warning Versus Concept: The Case of the Yom Kippur War 1973 ; PART IV: THE DANGER OF INTELLIGENCE POLITICIZATION ; 14. The Politicization of Intelligence ; 15. Intelligence to Please? The Order of Battle Controversy During the Vietnam War ; 16. Public Intelligence ; PART V: INTELLIGENCE AND THE POLICYMAKER ; 17. Intelligence and National Action ; 18. Tribal Tongues: Intelligence Consumers, Intelligence Producers ; 19. The Need for Policy Guidance ; PART VI: COVERT ACTION ; 20. Interfering With Civil Society: CIA and KGB Covert Political Action During the Cold War ; 21. Covert Action: Swampland of American Foreign Policy ; 22. Covert Action Can Be Just ; PART VII: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE ; 23. Cold War Spies: Why They Spied and How They Got Caught ; 24. Treachery Inside the CIA ; 25. Counterintelligence: The Broken Triad ; PART VIII: ACCOUNTABILITY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES ; 26. Intelligence: Welcome to the American Government ; 27. Unleashing the Rogue Elephant: September 11 and Letting the CIA Be the CIA ; 28. Ethics and Intelligence ; 29. Another System of Oversight Intelligence and the Rise of Judicial Intervention ; 30. Congressional Supervision of America's Secret Agencies: The Experience and Legacy of the Church Committee ; 31. Warrantless Wiretaps ; PART IX: INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE 9/11 AND WMD INTELLIGENCE FAILURES ; 32. 9/11 Intelligence Failure ; 33. WMD Intelligence Failure ; 34. Institutional Origins of the 9/11 Intelligence Failure ; 35. How U.S. Intelligence Failed ; PART X: INTELLIGENCE IN OTHER LANDS ; 36. The Heritage and Future of the Russian Intelligence Community ; 37. Controlling Intelligence in New Democracies ; 38. The British Experience with Intelligence Failure ; U.S. INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP, 1947-2007 ; THE ORGANIZATION OF THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY ; KEY INTELLIGENCE WEBSITES ; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX

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  • publication date: 06/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780195332476
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 473
  • ID: 9780195332476
  • weight: 1037
  • ISBN10: 0195332474
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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