Book Intelligence and national security : the secret world of spies : an anthology / edited with introductions by Loch K. Johnson, James J. Wirtz.
Associated Name: Johnson, Loch K., 1942-
Associated Name: Wirtz, James J., 1958-
Publication year: 2008.
Call Number JK468.I6 I572 2008
Media class: Book
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher: New York ;Oxford : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195332476 0195332474
"... provides a comprehensive set of readings in the field of intelligence studies." -- p. v.
Extent: xvi, 553 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
The second edition of 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. The text addresses a wide range of material including: (1) the meaning of strategic intelligence; (2) methods of intelligence collection; (3) intelligence analysis; (4) the danger of intelligence politicization; (5) relationships between intelligence officers and the policymakers they serve; (6) covert action; (7) counterintelligence; (8) accountability and civil liberties; (9) the implications of the major intelligence failures in 2001 and 2002 regarding, respectively, the terrorist attacks against the United States and the faulty estimates about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq; and (10) intelligence as practiced in other nations. New to this edition: A review of the state of intelligence research literature - An interview with former CIA director Richard Helms - The early development of U.S. satellite surveillance - The role of intelligence leaks in the federal government - Improving relations between the producers and consumers of intelligence - The Senate investigation of the Ames spying scandal in the CIA - NSA warrantless wiretaps - Intelligence mistakes leading up to the 9/11 attack - Intelligence failures in the faulty predictions of WMDs in Iraq - Institutional conflicts that contributed to 9/11 failures - The British intelligence failures regarding WMDs in Iraq.--Publisher's description.
Part I. Intelligence in the United States : an introduction -- 1. The evolution of the U.S. intelligence community : an historical overview / Phyllis Provost McNeil -- 2. The study of intelligence in theory and practice / Len Scott and Peter Jackson -- 3. A conversation with Richard Helms, a Director of Central Intelligence / Loch K. Johnson. -- Part II. Intelligence collection -- 4. CIA and its discontents / Patrick R. Riley -- 5. Re-examining problems and prospects in U.S. imagery Intelligence / John M. Diamond -- 6. Satellite surveillance / William E. Burrows -- 7. The time of troubles : The U.S. National Security Agency in the twenty-first century / Matthew M. Aid -- 8. CIA's strategic intelligence in Iraq / Richard L. Russell. -- Part III. Intelligence analysis -- 9. Analysis, war, and decision : why intelligence failures are inevitable / Richard K. Betts -- 10. Open source intelligence / Robert D. Steele -- 11. A policymaker's perspective on intelligence analysis / Robert D. Blackwill and Jack Davis -- 12. Intelligence estimates and the decision-maker / Shlomo Gazit -- 13. Early warning versus concept : The case of the Yom Kippur War 1973 / Ephraim Kahana. -- Part IV. The danger of intelligence politicization -- 14. The politicization of intelligence / Harry Howe Ransom -- 15. Intelligence to please? The order of battle controversy during the Vietnam War / James J. Wirtz -- Public intelligence / Glenn Hastedt. -- Part V. Intelligence and the policymaker -- 17. Intelligence and national action / Michael Herman -- 18. Tribal tongues : intelligence consumers, intelligence producers / Mark M. Lowenthal -- 19. The need for policy guidance / Aspin-Brown Commission. -- Part VI. Covert action -- 20. Interfering with civil society : CIA and KGB covert political action during the Cold War / Kevin A. O'Brien -- 21. Covert action : swampland of American foreign policy / Senator Frank Church -- 22. Covert action can be just / James A. Barry. -- Part VII.
Counterintelligence -- 23. Cold War spies : why they spied and how they got caught / Stan A. Taylor and Daniel Snow -- 24. Treacherly inside the CIA / Senate Select Committee on Intelligence -- 25. Counterintelligence : the broken triad / Frederick L. Wettering. -- Part VIII. Accountability and civil liberties -- 26. Intelligence : welcome to the American government / Gregory F. Treverton -- 27. Unleashing the rogue elephant : September 11 and letting the CIA be the CIA / Frederick P. Hitz -- 28. Ethics and intelligence / E. Drexel Godfrey, Jr. -- 29. Another system of oversight : intelligence and the rise of judicial intervention / Frederic F. Manget -- 30. Congressional supervision of America's secret agencies : the experience and legacy of the Church Committee / Loch K. Johnson -- 31. Warrantless wiretaps / Yale University School of Law Symposium (Alan Dershowitz ... et al.). -- Part IX. Intelligence activities in the aftermath of the 9/11 and WMD intelligence failures -- 32. 9/11 intelligence failure / Kean Commission -- 33. WMD intelligence failure / Silberman-Robb Commission -- 34. Institutional origins of the 9/11 intelligence failure / Amy B. Zegart -- 35. The 9/11 attacks and Iraqi WMD failures / Loch K. Johnson. -- Part X. Intelligence in other lands -- 36. The heritage and future of the Russian intelligence community / Robert W. Pringle -- 37. Controlling intelligence in new democracies / Thomas C. Bruneau -- 38. The British experience with intelligence failure / Butler Panel of Inquiry. -- U.S. intelligence leadership, 1947-2007 -- The organization of the U.S. intelligence community.