Essentials of Strategic Intelligence investigates a subject unknown to or misunderstood by most American citizens: how U.S. foreign and security policy is derived from the information collection operations and data analysis by the sixteen major U.S. intelligence agencies. The essays in this work draw back the curtain on the hidden side of America's government, explaining the roles of various intelligence missions, justifying the existence of U.S. intelligence agencies, and addressing the complex moral questions that arise in the conduct of secret operations. After an introductory overview, the book presents accessibly written essays on the key topics: intelligence collection-and-analysis, counterintelligence, covert action, and intelligence accountability. Readers will understand how intelligence directly informs policymakers and why democracies need secret agencies; learn how the CIA has become deeply involved in the war-like assassination operations that target suspected foreign terrorists, even some individuals who are American citizens; and appreciate how the existence of--and our reliance on--these intelligence agencies poses challenges for democratic governance.
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- Part I: Understanding the Hidden Side of Government
- Chapter One: An Introduction to the Intelligence Studies Literature
- Chapter Two: Cloaks, Daggers, and Ivory Towers: Why Political Science Professors Don't Study U.S. Intelligence
- Chapter Three: Searching Where the Light Shines? An American View of Methods for the Study of OSINT and the Other Intelligence "Ints
- Part II: The Intelligence Cycle
- Chapter Four: What's Wrong with the Intelligence Cycle?
- Chapter Five: The Importance and Future of Espionage and Intelligence Liaison
- Chapter Six: Intelligence Analysts and Policymakers: Benefits and Dangers of Tensions in the Relationship
- Chapter Seven: The Intelligence-Policy Nexus
- Chapter Eight: 9/11 and Iraqi WMD: Intelligence Failures?
- Part III: Covert Action
- Chapter Nine: Covert Action: Forward to the Past?
- Chapter Ten: Political Action as a Tool of Presidential Statecraft
- Chapter Eleven: Covert Action and the Pentagon
- Chapter Twelve: From Cold War to Long War to Gray War: Covert Action in U.S. Legal Context
- Chapter Thirteen: Covert Action and Diplomacy
- Part IV: Counterintelligence
- Chapter Fourteen: Definitions and Theories of Counterintelligence
- Chapter Fifteen: The Successes and Failures of FBI Counterintelligence
- Chapter Sixteen: The Intelligence War against Global Terrorism
- Chapter Seventeen: Counterterrorism, Fusion Centers, and the Importance of All-Source Intelligence
- Part V: Intelligence and Accountability
- Chapter Eighteen: Congressional Oversight of the CIA in the Early Cold War, 1947â??1963
- Chapter Nineteen: Washington Politics, Homeland Security, and the Struggle against Global Terrorism
- Chapter Twenty: Prometheus Embattled: A Post-9/11 Report Card on the National Security Agency
- Chapter Twenty-One: The British Experience with Intelligence Accountability
- About the Editor and Contributors
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