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Intelligence
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Intelligence
From Secrets to Policy

Ninth Edition


June 2022 | 624 pages | CQ Press
Mark M. Lowenthal’s trusted guide is the go-to resource for understanding how the intelligence community’s history, structure, procedures, and functions affect policy decisions. In the fully updated Ninth Edition of Intelligence, the author addresses cyber security and cyber intelligence throughout, expands the coverage of collection, comprehensively updates the chapters on nation-state issues and transnational issues, and looks at foreign intelligence services, both large and small.

 
Chapter 1 • What Is “Intelligence”?
 
Chapter 2 • The Development of U.S. Intelligence
 
Chapter 3 • The U.S. Intelligence Community
 
Chapter 4 • The Intelligence Process—A Macro Look: Who Does What for Whom?
 
Chapter 5 • Collection and the Collection Disciplines
 
Chapter 6 • Analysis
 
Chapter 7 • Counterintelligence
 
Chapter 8 • Covert Action
 
Chapter 9 • The Role of the Policy Maker
 
Chapter 10 • Oversight and Accountability
 
Chapter 11 • The Intelligence Agenda: Nation-States
 
Chapter 12 • The Intelligence Agenda: Transnational Issues
 
Chapter 13 • Ethical and Moral Issues in Intelligence
 
Chapter 14 • Intelligence Reform
 
Chapter 15 • Foreign Intelligence Services
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION 
  • Examines the newest challenges facing the intelligence community, including the rise of domestic violent extremism; increasing tensions between Russia and China; election interferences during the 2016 and 2020 elections; the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning in processing information, the SolarWinds, Hafnium, and Colonial breaches; and the threat of leaks and whistleblowers within intelligence organizations, and more.
  • Chapter 12 on the Intelligence Agenda has been heavily updated to include new section on Health Issues and Climate Change, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and national security implications of suppressing sensitive environmental data.
  • Provides a summary of the major laws, executive orders and intelligence community directives that govern U.S. intelligence.
  • Re-evaluates the cyber issue and discusses cyber as a possible new collection "INT."
  • Contains fully updated bibliographies at the end of each chapter.

KEY FEATURES

  • A comprehensive, unbiased treatment of US Intelligence in the market gives readers a firm understanding of the role that intelligence plays in making national security policy and insight into its strengths and weaknesses. 
  • Up-to-date coverage of recent events and trends keeps the topics current and relevant.
  • A clear and concise writing style makes this book suitable for students at every level of experience.
  • Each chapter concludes with a list of readings recommended for a deeper examination of relevant issues. 
  • Additional bibliographic citations and websites are provided in Appendix 1 for further learning. 
  • Appendix 2 lists some of the most important reviews and proposals for change in the U.S. intelligence community since 1945— ensuring students are up-to-date on issues inherent in intelligence
 

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