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Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies, An Anthology

Fifth edition

Loch K. Johnson and James J. Wirtz

Publication Date - August 2018

ISBN: 9780190854829

544 pages
Paperback
8 x 10 inches

Retail Price to Students: $99.99

The most engaging, current, and expertly edited anthology in intelligence studies

Description

Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies--An Anthology, is the most up-to-date reader in intelligence studies. Editors Loch K. Johnson and James J. Wirtz present a diverse, comprehensive, and highly accessible set of thirty-three readings by leading experts in the field. This unique volume features coverage of many topics including methods of intelligence collection, intelligence analysis, the danger of intelligence politicization, relationships between intelligence officers and the policymakers they serve, covert action, counterintelligence, accountability and civil liberties, and the global struggle against ISIS.

New to this Edition

  • Nine new articles, for a total of thirty-three pieces covering a variety of intelligence topics
  • New articles focus on a range of important historical and current topics in intelligence, including the President's Daily Brief, Social Media intelligence ("SOCMINT"), drone warfare, and the implications of Edward Snowden's controversial intelligence leaks

Features

  • Articles examine a variety of important, topical issues like surveillance, 9/11, WMDs, homeland security, Edward Snowden, and counterterrorism
  • Part introductions and chapter abstracts provide context and current examples
  • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts and encourage student participation

About the Author(s)

Loch K. Johnson is Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia and a Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor.

James J. Wirtz is Dean of the School of International Graduate Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, and Director of the Global Center for Security Cooperation, Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

Reviews

"Loch Johnson and James Wirtz's Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies is one of the essential texts for any course on intelligence. Their new fifth edition builds on past strengths and adds new chapters on drones, ISIS, and social media. This remains a most valuable volume of both depth and breadth." --Mark Lowenthal, former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis & Production; author of Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy

"The greatest strength of this volume is the breadth of topics covered and the range of voices represented. The editors should be commended for pulling together such a diverse set of chapters, drawing on the expertise of scholars and practitioners alike." --Michael Poznansky, iUniversity of Pittsburghr

"This anthology is comprehensive and very relevant. The issues it raises and the analytical skills it demonstrates make it easy reading for new students in the field." --Kamal Beyoghlow, iAmerican Universityr

Table of Contents

    *=New to this Edition

    Preface
    New to this Edition
    Acknowledgements
    About the Editors
    About the Contributors
    Preface and Acknowledgments


    PART I. INTELLIGENCE IN THE UNITED STATES: AN INTRODUCTION
    Introduction
    1. The Evolution of the U.S. Intelligence Community-An Historical Overview, Phyllis Provost McNeil

    *2. Intelligence and the President's Daily Brief, Adrian Wolfberg

    PART II. INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION
    Introduction
    3. The Intelligence Cycle, Arthur S. Hulnick
    4. Human Intelligence, Frederick P. Hitz

    5. Open Source Intelligence, Stephen C. Mercado

    *6. Social Media Intelligence, Sir David Omand, Jamie Bartlett, and Carl Miller

    PART III. INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS
    Introduction
    7. Analysis, War, and Decision: Why Intelligence Failures Are Inevitable, Richard K. Betts

    8. A Policymaker's Perspective on Intelligence Analysis, Robert D. Blackwill and Jack Davis

    *9. Intelligence Analysis and American Foreign Policy, Stephen Marrin

    PART IV. INTELLIGENCE AND THE POLICYMAKER
    Introduction
    10. Intelligence Analysts and Policymakers, Jack Davis

    11. Tribal Tongues: Intelligence Consumers, Intelligence Producers, Mark M. Lowenthal

    12. The Need for Policy Guidance, Aspin-Brown Commission

    PART V. THE DANGER OF INTELLIGENCE POLITICIZATION
    Introduction
    13. The Intelligence-Policy Nexus, James J. Wirtz

    *14. Is Politicization Ever a Good Thing?, Joshua Rovner


    PART VI: COVERT ACTION
    Introduction
    15. Covert Action in Chile, Michael Grow

    16. Covert Action: Swampland of American Foreign Policy, Senator Frank Church

    *17. Drone Warfare, Elke Schwarz

    18. Assassination as an Instrument of American Foreign Policy, Bruce Berkowitz

    PART VII. COUNTERINTELLIGENCE
    Introduction
    19. The Challenges of Counterintelligence, Paul Redmond

    20. Cold War Spies: Why They Spied and How They Got Caught, Stan A. Taylor and Daniel Snow

    21. Treachery Inside the CIA, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

    PART VIII. ACCOUNTABILITY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES
    Introduction
    22. Intelligence: Welcome to the American Government, Gregory F. Treverton

    23. Intelligence and the Rise of Judicial Accountability, Frederic F. Manget

    24. Congressional Supervision of America's Secret Agencies: The Church Committee, Loch K. Johnson

    *25. Forum on the Implication of the Snowden Leaks
    Loch K. Johnson, Richard J. Aldrich and Christopher Moran, David M. Barrett, Glenn Hastedt, Robert Jervis, Wolfgang Krieger, Rose McDermott, Sir David Omand, Mark Phythian, Wesley K. Wark

    PART IX. INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE 9/11 AND WMD INTELLIGENCE FAILURES
    Introduction
    26. 9/11 Intelligence Failure, Kean Commission

    27. Spying Blind, Amy B. Zegart

    *28. Intelligence and the Global Struggle Against ISIS, James J. Wirtz

    29. Intelligence, Policy, and the War in Iraq, Paul R. Pillar

    30. Intelligence and Homeland Security, James Burch

    PART X. INTELLIGENCE IN OTHER LANDS
    Introduction
    *31. Soviet Intelligence Activities during the Cold War.., Raymond L. Garthoff

    32. The British Experience with Intelligence, Percy Cradock

    *33. German Intelligence, Wolfgang Krieger


    U.S. Intelligence Leadership, 1947-2018
    Organization of the U.S. Intelligence Community
    Intelligence Websites
    Glossary
    Select Bibliography
    Name Index

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