Book , Print in English

Intelligence : from secrets to policy

Mark M. Lowenthal.
  • Los Angeles : CQ Press, [2015]
  • Sixth edition.
  • xxiii, 534 pages ; 23 cm
  • Mark M. Lowenthal's trusted guide is the go-to resource for understanding how the intelligence community's history, structure, procedures, and functions affect policy decisions. In this Sixth Edition, the author highlights new challenges facing the intelligence community, examining NSA programs, UAVs, the impact of social media, and the effects of the Snowden leaks on collection and Congressional oversight. All transnational issues have been updated, especially to reflect changes in the war on terror. New analytic issues receive attention, including Big Data, multi-intelligence analysis, and shifting demands on the workforce. An expanded chapter on oversight scrutinizes the role of the FISA court, OMB, and GAO.
  • ch. 1. What Is "Intelligence"?
  • ch. 2. The Development of U.S. Intelligence
  • ch. 3. The U.S. Intelligence Community
  • ch. 4. The Intelligence Process
  • ch. 5. Collection and the Collection Disciplines
  • ch. 6. Analysis
  • ch. 7. Counterintelligence
  • ch. 8. Covert Action
  • ch. 9. The Role of the Policy Maker
  • ch. 10. Oversight and Accountability
  • ch. 11. The Intelligence Agenda: Nation-States
  • ch. 12. The Intelligence Agenda: Transnational Issues
  • ch. 13. Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligence
  • ch. 14. Intelligence Reform
  • ch. 15. Foreign Intelligence Services.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 494-499) and indexes.
  • OCLC
  • 9781483307787
  • 1483307786
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2014000257
  • OCLC: 869460478
  • OCLC: 869460478

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