Vaults, Mirrors, and Masks

Rediscovering U.S. Counterintelligence
Georgetown University Press
  • erschienen am 17. Dezember 2008
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  • Softcover
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  • 320 Seiten
978-1-58901-267-7 (ISBN)
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. Its purpose is the same as that of positive intelligence - to gain advantage - but it does so by exploiting, disrupting, denying, or manipulating the intelligence activities of others.The tools of counterintelligence include security systems, deception, and disguise: vaults, mirrors, and masks. 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.
"Vaults, Mirrors, and Masks" skillfully reveals that robust counterintelligence is vital to ensuring America's security. Published 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.
  • Englisch
  • Washington, DC
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  • USA
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  • US School Grade: College Graduate Student and over
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Jennifer E. Sims is professor in residence, director of intelligence studies, and member of the core faculty with the Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. She has served as deputy assistant secretary of state for intelligence coordination and as the Department of State's first coordinator for intelligence resources and planning. She has also served on the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.Burton Gerber served for 39 years as an operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency and now teaches at Georgetown University.
Preface IntroductionDemocracies and Counterintelligence: The Enduring ChallengeJennifer E. Sims Part One: Framing the Problem 1. Twenty-first Century Counterintelligence: The Theoretical Basis for ReformJennifer E. Sims 2. Counterintelligence: The American ExperienceJohn Fox Jr. and Michael Warner 3. Intelligence, Counterintelligence, Perception, and DeceptionRobert Jervis 4. Counterintelligence and U. S. Strategic CultureAustin K. Yamada Part Two: Tools and Tactics 5. A Time for CounterespionageRobert Wallace 6. Defense Counterintelligence, ReconceptualizedVincent H. Bridgeman7. Counterintelligence and Law EnforcementKathleen L. Kiernan 8. Counterintelligence: Too Narrowly PracticedJames R. Gosler 9. Economic or Industrial Espionage: Who is Eating America's Lunch, and How Do We Stop It?Harvey Rishikof Part Three: Strategies 10. Private-Sector Counterintelligence Strategies: Principles for ConsiderationRodney Faraon 11. A Federal Approach to Domestic IntelligenceTimothy R. Sample 12. Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Civil Liberties, and the Domestic Intelligence ControversyRichard A. Posner 13. The Way AheadJennifer E. Sims and Burton Gerber Contributors Index
The scope of the articles is such that both the counterintelligence expert and neophyte will gain greater understanding of the challenges of this intelligence field. A must-read for anyone who is serious about intelligence reorganization and the use of counterintelligence for more than just spy catching. International Journal of Intelligence Ethics

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