Book Vaults, mirrors, and masks : rediscovering U.S. counterintelligence / Jennifer E. Sims and Burton Gerber, editors.
Associated Name: Sims, Jennifer E.
Associated Name: Gerber, Burton L.
Associated Name: Georgetown University. Center for Peace and Security Studies.
Publication year: c2009.
Call Number JK468.I6 V38 2009
Media class: Book
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589012677 1589012674
"In cooperation with the Center for Peace and Security Studies and the George T. Kalaris Memorial Fund, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University."
Extent: x, 310 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
"Decision makers matching wits with an adversary want intelligence -- good, relevant information to help them win. Intelligence can gain these advantages through directed research and analysis, agile collection, and the timely use of guile and theft. Counterintelligence is the art and practice of defeating these endeavors ... In one indispensable volume, top practitioners and scholars in the field explain the importance of counterintelligence today and explore the causes of -- and practical solutions for -- U.S. counterintelligence weaknesses. These experts stress the importance of developing a sound strategic vision in order to improve U.S. counterintelligence and emphasize the challenges posed by technological change, confused purposes, political culture, and bureaucratic rigidity." --P.  of cover.
pt. 1. Framing the problem. Twenty-first-century counterintelligence : the theoretical basis for reform -- Counterintelligence : the American experience -- Intelligence, counterintelligence, perception, and deception -- Counterintelligence and U.S. strategic culture -- pt. 2. Tools and tactics. A time for counterespionage -- Defense counterintelligence, reconceptualized -- Counterintelligence and law enforcement -- Counterintelligence : too narrowly practiced -- Economic and industrial espionage : who is eating America's lunch, and how do we stop it? -- pt. 3. Strategies. Private-sector counterintelligence strategies : principles for consideration -- A federal approach to domestic intelligence -- Counterintelligence, counter terrorism, civil liberties, and the domestic intelligence controversy -- The way ahead.