Introduction to Intelligence Studies by Carl J. Jensen III, David H. McElreath, Melissa Graves

By Carl J. Jensen III, David H. McElreath, Melissa Graves

Because the assaults of 11th of September, the U.S. Intelligence group (IC) has gone through an in depth overhaul. possibly the best of those adjustments has been the formation of the workplace of the Director of nationwide Intelligence. As a cabinet-level reliable, the Director oversees some of the enterprises of the IC and experiences on to the President. The IC at the present time faces demanding situations because it by no means has prior to; every little thing from terrorism to pandemics to monetary balance has now turn into an intelligence factor. therefore, the IC is transferring its concentration to an international within which tech-savvy family and overseas terrorists, transnational legal firms, failing states, and financial instability at the moment are a manner of life.

Introduction to Intelligence reviews presents a finished evaluation of intelligence and safety concerns, defining serious phrases, and reviewing the background of intelligence as practiced within the usa. Designed in a pragmatic series, the ebook starts with the fundamentals of intelligence, progresses via its heritage, describes most sensible practices, and explores the way in which the IC seems to be and operates at the present time. each one bankruptcy starts with ambitions and keyword phrases and closes with inquiries to try reader assimilation.

The authors research the "pillars" of the yank intelligence system—collection, research, counterintelligence, and covert operations—and show how those interact to supply "decision advantage." The ebook offers equivalent remedy to the features of the intelligence world—balancing assurance on intelligence assortment, counterintelligence, info administration, severe pondering, and decision-making. It additionally covers such very important concerns as legislation and ethics, writing and briefing for the IC, and the rising threats and demanding situations that intelligence execs will face sooner or later.

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To understand why the intelligence community (IC) today is structured the way it is, one must first understand its history. Revolutionary War to Civil War George Washington was no stranger to intelligence. During the Revolutionary War, he set up both the Secret Committee and the Committee of Secret Correspondence, which reported on British troop movements, carried out various covert activities, and conducted sensitive negotiations with foreign governments. Washington knew that the British army was highly organized and well supplied; he realized that he needed the decision advantage described in Chapter 1 (“An Overview of Intelligence”) if America was to prevail.

1 Fort McClellan, AL. Lt. Col. Keith Calhoun (standing left), Deputy Chief of Operations, 167th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), briefs Lt. Gen. S. Army North, on 167th TSC’s capabilities and unit structure, January 20, at 167th TSC headquarters, Fort McClellan, AL. Often for decision-makers, strategic and tactical intelligence go handin-hand. S. Army photo by Sgt. S. ) analysis, given their seriousness. S. IC is a National Intelligence Estimate, further described in Chapter 11. (“Writing and Briefing for the Intelligence Community”).

S. satellites, which are responsible for much of the GEOINT gathered today. Cuba In 1956, a Communist revolutionary by the name of Fidel Castro led a group of 82 people in an assault of the island of Cuba, hoping to stage a popular uprising. Against all odds, he succeeded. Cuba is only 90 miles from Florida and the thought of a staunch, dedicated Communist in America’s backyard alarmed the Eisenhower administration. S. IC and getting rid of Castro, either by assassination or coup, became a priority.

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