Intelligence Analysis: How to Think in Complex Environments

How to Think in Complex Environments

Author: Wayne Michael Hall,Gary Citrenbaum

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313382662

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 3210

This book offers a vast conceptual and theoretical exploration of the ways intelligence analysis must change in order to succeed against today's most dangerous combatants and most complex irregular theatres of conflict. • Includes quotations from a wide range of acclaimed thinkers • Offers an extensive bibliography of works cited and resources for further reading • Presents a comprehensive index

Intelligence Collection: How To Plan and Execute Intelligence Collection In Complex Environments

Author: Wayne Michael Hall,Gary Citrenbaum

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313398186

Category: Political Science

Page: 505

View: 7599

This book examines the theoretical and conceptual foundation of effective modern intelligence collection—the strategies required to support intelligence analysis of the modern, complex operational environments of today's military conflicts or competitive civilian situations such as business.

The Power of Will in International Conflict: How to Think Critically in Complex Environments

Author: Wayne Michael Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440866139

Category: Political Science

Page: 475

View: 7165

This comprehensive work provides a treasure trove of ways to seek, find, and use the power of will to gain an advantage over one's opponents in mental conflicts. • Offers a 14-element model of will and 18 onsiderations for decision-makers • Provides a detailed definition of will in the context of conflict • Presents a system of thought for putting the theory of will into practice • Builds a solid foundation of will based on theory, history, and philosophy

National Security Intelligence

Author: Loch K. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509513086

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

View: 9125

National security intelligence is a vast, complex, and important topic, made doubly hard for citizens to understand because of the thick veils of secrecy that surround it. In the second edition of his definitive introduction to the field, leading intelligence expert Loch K. Johnson guides readers skilfully through this shadowy side of government. Drawing on over forty years of experience studying intelligence agencies and their activities, he explains the three primary missions of intelligence: information collection and analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action, before moving on to explore the wider dilemmas posed by the existence of secret government organizations in open, democratic societies. Recent developments including the controversial leaks by the American intelligence official Edward J. Snowden, the U.S. Senate's Torture Report, and the ongoing debate over the use of drones are explored alongside difficult questions such as why intelligence agencies inevitably make mistakes in assessing world events; why some intelligence officers choose to engage in treason against their own country on behalf of foreign regimes; and how spy agencies can succumb to scandals -including highly intrusive surveillance against the very citizens they are meant to protect. Comprehensively revised and updated throughout, National Security Intelligence is tailor-made to meet the interests of students and general readers who care about how nations shield themselves against threats through the establishment of intelligence organizations, and how they strive for safeguards to prevent the misuse of this secret power.

An Introduction to Intelligence Research and Analysis

Author: Jerome Clauser

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810861817

Category: Political Science

Page: 219

View: 1808

First published in the 1970s by Jerome Clauser, this book was used by intelligence analysts to track and monitor the Communist threat. Although today's environment has changed considerably, analysts still need to understand the basics. The book focuses on how to research, what qualities are needed to be an intelligence analyst, and what methods can be used.

The Technical Collection of Intelligence

Author: Robert M. Clark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1483304957

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 9339

Technical collection represents the largest asymmetric edge that technologically advanced countries such as the United States and its allies have in the intelligence business. Intelligence veteran Robert M. Clark’s new book offers a succinct, logically organized, and well written overview of technical collection, explained at a non technical level for those new to the field. Filling a void in the literature, The Technical Collection of Intelligence is the only book that comprehensively examines the collection, processing, and exploitation of non-literal intelligence information, including laser, acoustic, and infrared signals; non-imaging optical intelligence sources; and radar tracking and measurement of aerospace vehicles. A compelling final chapter addresses the substantial challenges that come with managing technical collection. A stunning full-color interior design features high quality graphics while a handy “tabs” feature keeps content at the ready. A useful list of recommended books and reports, a glossary of terms, and a list of acronyms make this guide a go-to resource. Technical Collection will prove invaluable to all source analysts, managers of technical collection, customers of intelligence, and recruiters for the intelligence community.

Fixing Intelligence

For a More Secure America

Author: William E. Odom

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030013035X

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 641

William E. Odom is the highest-ranking member of the United States Intelligence community ever to write a book outlining fundamental restructuring of this vast network of agencies, technology, and human agents. In the wake of 9/11, Odom has revised and updated a powerful critique he wrote several years ago for staffs of the U.S. congressional committee overseeing the vast American intelligence bureaucracy. His recommendations for revamping this essential component of American security are now available for general readers as well as for policymakers. While giving an unmatched overview of the world of U.S. intelligence, Odom persuasively shows that the failure of American intelligence on 9/11 had much to do with the complex bureaucratic relationships existing among the various components of the Intelligence Community. The sustained fragmentation within the Intelligence Community since World War II is part of the story; the blurring of security and intelligence duties is another. Odom describes the various components of American intelligence in order to give readers an understanding of how complex they are and what can be done to make them more effective in providing timely intelligence and more efficient in using their large budgets. He shows definitively that they cannot be remedied with quick fixes but require deep study of the entire bureaucracy and the commitment of the U.S. government to implement the necessary reforms.

Intelligence Collection

Author: Robert M. Clark

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483324370

Category: Political Science

Page: 552

View: 4295

Intelligence Collection by Robert M. Clark—one of the foremost authorities in the field—offers systematic and analytic coverage of the “how and why” of intelligence collection across its three major stages: the front end (planning), collection, and the back end (processing, exploitation, and dissemination). The book provides a fresh, logical, and easily understandable view of complex collection systems used worldwide. Its ground-breaking organizational approach facilitates understanding and cross-INT collaboration, highlighting the similarities and differences among the collection INTs. Part one explains how the literal INTs such as communications intelligence and cyber collection work. Part two focuses on nonliteral INTs including imagery, electronic intelligence, and MASINT. All chapters use a common format based on systems analysis methodology, detailing function, process, and structure of the collection disciplines. Examples throughout the book highlight topics as diverse as battlespace situational awareness, terrorism, weapons proliferation, criminal networks, treaty monitoring, and identity intelligence.

Handbook of Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis

Author: Hank Prunckun

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810871912

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 4019

With the exponential growth in the intelligence field in the last few years, the profession has grown much larger and its mission more complex. Government and private sector security agencies have recruited intelligence analysts to process what has become a voluminous amount of raw information flowing into these agencies' data collection systems. Unfortunately, there is an unmet need for analysts who are able to process these data. For this reason there are a growing number of colleges and universities that offer intelligence training so that candidates for analyst positions can take-up their duties without protracted on-the-job instruction. Handbook of Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis offers students in such courses a way of gaining the analytic skills essential to undertake intelligence work. This book acquaints students and analysts with how intelligence fits into the larger research framework. It covers not only the essentials of applied research but also explains the function, structure, and operational methods specifically involved in intelligence work. It looks at how analysts work with classified information in a security conscious environment, as well as obtaining data via covert methods. Students are left with little doubt about what intelligence is and how it is developed using scientific methods of inquiry.

The Basics of Information Security

Understanding the Fundamentals of InfoSec in Theory and Practice

Author: Jason Andress

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0128008121

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 2847

As part of the Syngress Basics series, The Basics of Information Security provides you with fundamental knowledge of information security in both theoretical and practical aspects. Author Jason Andress gives you the basic knowledge needed to understand the key concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and then dives into practical applications of these ideas in the areas of operational, physical, network, application, and operating system security. The Basics of Information Security gives you clear-non-technical explanations of how infosec works and how to apply these principles whether you're in the IT field or want to understand how it affects your career and business. The new Second Edition has been updated for the latest trends and threats, including new material on many infosec subjects. Learn about information security without wading through a huge textbook Covers both theoretical and practical aspects of information security Provides a broad view of the information security field in a concise manner All-new Second Edition updated for the latest information security trends and threats, including material on incident response, social engineering, security awareness, risk management, and legal/regulatory issues

Homeland Security and Intelligence, 2nd Edition

Author: Keith Gregory Logan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440856397

Category: Political Science

Page: 365

View: 2374

Now updated and expanded for its second edition, this book investigates the role intelligence plays in maintaining homeland security and emphasizes that effective intelligence collection and analysis are central to reliable homeland security. • Addresses the most recent changes in homeland security and intelligence, explains the dynamics and structure of the intelligence community, and assesses the effectiveness of new intelligence processes • Focuses on the evolving structure of the intelligence community and its processes in the age of ISIS and organized, widespread terrorist threats as witnessed by the events in Boston, San Bernardino, and Paris • Contains seven new chapters as well as revisions and updates throughout this second edition • Underscores how intelligence can work—and needs to function—across homeland security efforts at the federal, state, and local levels

The Power of Will in International Conflict: How to Think Critically in Complex Environments

Author: Wayne Michael Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440866139

Category: Political Science

Page: 475

View: 4876

This comprehensive work provides a treasure trove of ways to seek, find, and use the power of will to gain an advantage over one's opponents in mental conflicts. • Offers a 14-element model of will and 18 onsiderations for decision-makers • Provides a detailed definition of will in the context of conflict • Presents a system of thought for putting the theory of will into practice • Builds a solid foundation of will based on theory, history, and philosophy

Cultural Intelligence

Individual Interactions Across Cultures

Author: P. Christopher Earley,Soon Ang

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804743126

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 379

View: 6382

In a global market where international teams, initiatives, and joint ventures are increasingly common, it is extremely important for people to integrate themselves in new cultures. Strategies for selecting and training people on global perspectives are critical for managing business. In this book, the authors develop the idea of cultural intelligence and examine its three essential facets: cognition, the ability to develop patterns from cultural cues; motivation, the desire and ability to engage others; and behavior, the capability to act in accordance with cognition and motivation. They explore the fundamental nature of cultural intelligence and its relationship to other frameworks of intelligence.-Back cover.

Emerging Military Technologies

A Guide to the Issues

Author: Wilson W. S. Wong

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313396132

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 6587

This book examines emerging defense technologies such as directed energy weapons, nanotech devices, and bioscience applications that have the potential to dominate international relations in the future, just as nuclear weapons and space infrastructure-assisted conventional weapons do now.

The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus

From Gazavat to Jihad

Author: Robert W. Schaefer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386358

Category: History

Page: 303

View: 7638

The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad is an exhaustive treatment of the 400-year period leading up to the present. Thematically organized, it cuts through the rhetoric to provide a contextual framework through which readers can understand the conflict in the region.||Among many other topics, the book examines the differences and linkages between insurgency and terrorism; the origins of conflict in the North Caucasus; the involvement of the superpowers from the 17th century on; and the influences of different strains of Islam, of al-Qaida, and of the War on Terror. A critical examination of never-before-revealed Russian COIN campaigns explains why those campaigns are doomed to fail and why such failure means war will once again rage in the south of Russia. Presented through the lens of counterinsurgency theory, this incisive analysis explores the historic roots of each issue, the key players, and the farthest-reaching effects. |

The Future Security Environment in the Middle East

Conflict, Stability, and Political Change

Author: Nora Bensahel,Daniel Byman

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 083303619X

Category: Political Science

Page: 365

View: 2087

This report identifies several important trends that are shaping regional security. It examines traditional security concerns, such as energy security and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as newer challenges posed by political reform, economic reform, civil-military relations, leadership change, and the information revolution. The report concludes by identifying the implications of these trends for U.S. foreign policy.