Intelligence: from Secrets to Policy (5th Revised edition)

Intelligence: from Secrets to Policy (5th Revised edition)

By: Mark M. Lowenthal (author)Paperback

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"Intelligence" veteran Mark M. Lowenthal details how the intelligence community's history, structure, procedures, and functions affect policy decisions. With straightforward and friendly prose, the book demystifies a complex process. The fifth edition highlights crucial developments and new challenges in the intelligence community, including: changes in the management of U.S. intelligence and the fourth DNI in five years; obama administration policies; developments in collection and analysis; the killing of bin Laden, Wikileaks, and updates on Russia, North Korea, China, and the Middle East; the ability to handle the shift from large-scale attacks to smaller, individual attempts; and expanded coverage of foreign intelligence services and new coverage of intelligence in authoritarian regimes.

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Mark M. Lowenthal has over forty-one years of experience in U.S. intelligence. He has served as the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production, Vice Chairman for Evaluation on the National Intelligence Council, staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, office director and as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), and Senior Specialist in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. He is now the President and CEO of the Intelligence & Security Academy, an education and consulting firm. Dr. Lowenthal received his BA from Brooklyn College and his PhD in history from Harvard University. He serves as an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University; the National Intelligence University; and Sciences Po (Paris). He was an adjunct at Columbia University from 1993-2007.


What Is "Intelligence"? The Development of U.S. Intelligence The U.S. Intelligence Community The Intelligence Process-A Macro Look: Who Does What For Whom? Collection and the Collection Disciplines Analysis Counterintelligence Covert Action The Role of the Policy Maker Oversight and Accountability The Intelligence Agenda: Nation States The Intelligence Agenda: Transnational Issue Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligence Intelligence Reform Foreign Intelligence Services

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781608716753
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9781608716753
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1608716759
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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