Intelligence and National Security

Intelligence and National Security : The Secret World of Spies

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 473 pages
  • 200.66 x 248.92 x 30.48mm | 1,179.33g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195332474
  • 9780195332476
  • 713,670

Table of contents

PART I: INTELLIGENCE IN THE UNITED STATES: AN INTRODUCTION; PART II: INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION; PART III: INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS; PART IV: THE DANGER OF INTELLIGENCE POLITICIZATION; PART V: INTELLIGENCE AND THE POLICYMAKER; PART VI: COVERT ACTION; PART VII: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE; PART VIII: ACCOUNTABILITY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES; PART IX: INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE 9/11 AND WMD INTELLIGENCE FAILURES; PART X: INTELLIGENCE IN OTHER LANDS; U.S. INTELLIGENCE LEADERSHIP, 1947-2007; THE ORGANIZATION OF THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY; KEY INTELLIGENCE WEBSITES; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEXshow more

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"Whether readers are new to the topic of intelligence or are intelligence professionals, this book takes them from A to Z in scope, from basic concepts to specific issues, and from current events intelligence to historically significant incidents in the annals of intelligence. Each part opens with a succinct, cogent overview, followed by three or four chapters giving detail, perspective, insight, and color to the overarching topic. All the chapters are first rate and exceptionally well suited for inclusion. When so combined, the total value of the book is far greater than the sum of the individual works. This is a testament to the editors' diligence in locating the selected material and to their expertise in recognizing its quality and applicability."--William J. Daugherty, Armstrong Atlantic State University "The selections are thoughtful, timely, and provocative. Collectively, they help demystify the world of the spy without sacrificing the excitement and intensity that makes this an interesting subject in the first place. Kudos to the editors for assembling a volume that is so nicely balanced."--Ken Kitts, Francis Marion University "This is a superb anthology that includes many of the most important contributions to the literature, but what makes this anthology most useful are the nine chapter-length introductory essays. These essays, along with pedagogical aides such as synopses of each article, a comprehensive bibliography, charts and diagrams, and two indexes transform this book to a stand-alone text."--Pete Peterson, University of San Diegoshow more

About Loch K. Johnson

Loch K. Johnson is Regents Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. James J. Wirtz is Professor and Chairman of the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.show more

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