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Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, Seventh Edition

Mark M. Lowenthal

October 2016. Paperback. 4624 pages. ISBN 9781506342566

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 this Seventh Edition, the author addresses cyber security and cyber intelligence throughout, expands on previous coverage of collection, comprehensively updates the chapters on nation states and transnational issues, and takes a look at various foreign intelligence services, both large and small.

Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach, Fifth Edition

Robert M. Clark

May 2016. Paperback. 448 pages. ISBN 9781506316819

Robert M. Clark’s Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach demonstrates that a collaborative, target-centric approach leads to sharper and more effective analysis, while better meeting the needs of the customer. Thoroughly revised to reflect the changes in the constantly shifting landscape of intelligence, the Fifth Edition contains a new chapter that frames the nature of intelligence in 21st century conflicts. The book also accounts for recent events such as the rise of ISIL and the conflict in Ukraine, and contains new examples throughout. Clark’s practical information and insider perspective create the perfect resource for students and practitioners alike.

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The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection

Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark

January 2015. Paperback. 264 pages. ISBN 9781452217635

Leading intelligence experts Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark bring you an all new, groundbreaking title. The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection describes, in non-technical terms, the definition, history, process, management, and future trends of each intelligence collection source (INT). Authoritative and non-polemical, this book is the perfect teaching tool for classes addressing various types of collection. Chapter authors are past or current senior practitioners of the INT they discuss, providing expert assessment of ways particular types of collection fit within the larger context of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Target-Centric Network Modeling

Target-Centric Network Modeling: Case Studies in Analyzing Complex Intelligence Issues

William L. Mitchell and Robert M. Clark

April 2015. Paperback. 224 pages. ISBN 9781483316987

In Target-Centric Network Modeling: Case Studies in Analyzing Complex Intelligence Issues, authors Robert Clark and William Mitchell take an entirely new approach to teaching intelligence analysis. Unlike any other book on the market, it offers case study scenarios using actual intelligence reporting format, along with a tested process that facilitates the production of a wide range of analytical products for civilian, military, and hybrid intelligence environments. Readers will learn how to perform the specific actions of problem definition modeling, target network modeling, and collaborative sharing in the process of creating a high-quality, actionable intelligence product. The case studies reflect the complexity of twenty-first century intelligence issues. Working through these cases, students will learn to manage and evaluate realistic intelligence accounts.

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Homeland Security Intelligence

James E. Steiner

July 2014. Paperback. 312 pages. ISBN 9781452258669

Homeland Security Intelligence is the first single-authored, comprehensive treatment of intelligence. It is geared toward the full range of homeland security practitioners, which includes hundreds of thousands of state and local government and private sector practitioners who are still exploring how intelligence can act as a force multiplier in helping them achieve their goals. With a focus on counterterrorism and cyber-security, author James E. Steiner provides a thorough and in-depth picture of why intelligence is so crucial to homeland security missions, who provides intelligence support to which homeland security customer, and how intelligence products differ depending on the customer’s specific needs and duties.

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Cases in Intelligence Analysis: Structured Analytic Techniques in Action, Second Edition

Sarah Miller Beebe and Randolph H. Pherson

July 2014. Paperback. 400 pages. ISBN 9781483340166

In their Second Edition of Cases in Intelligence Analysis: Structured Analytic Techniques in Action, accomplished instructors and intelligence practitioners Sarah Miller Beebe and Randolph H. Pherson offer robust, class-tested cases studies of events in foreign intelligence, counterintelligence, terrorism, homeland security, law enforcement, and decision-making support. Designed to give analysts-in-training an opportunity to apply structured analytic techniques and tackle real-life problems, each turnkey case delivers a captivating narrative, discussion questions, recommended readings, and a series of engaging analytic exercises.

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Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis, Second Edition

Richards J. Heuer Jr. and Randolph H. Pherson

May 2014. Spiral-bound Paperback. 384 pages. ISBN 9781452241517

In this Second Edition of Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis, authors Richards J. Heuer Jr. and Randolph H. Pherson showcase fifty-five structured analytic techniques—five new to this edition—that represent the most current best practices in intelligence, law enforcement, homeland security, and business analysis.

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Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence

Katherine Hibbs Pherson and Randolph H. Pherson

October 2012. Paperback. 360 pages. ISBN 9781452226675

Responding to a growing need for a text offering a foundation for critical thinking, Katherine Hibbs Pherson and Randolph H. Pherson’s easy-to-use handbook is based on the core principles of critical thinking in intelligence analysis. This indispensable text is framed around 20 key questions that all analysts must confront as they conduct research, evaluate sources, draft papers, and present analysis, including: How do I get started? Where is the information I need? What is my argument? How do I convey my message effectively?

Drawing on years of teaching experience, the authors have created a rich set of graphics that diagram and display the processes and techniques for arriving at the best possible analytic product, and original case studies are tied to end-of-chapter questions. As well, each chapter of Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence is organized the same way, making it easy for analysts to trace the key steps.

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Intelligence Collection

Robert M. Clark

September 2013. Paperback. 552 pages. ISBN 9781452271859

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.

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The Technical Collection of Intelligence

Robert M. Clark

July 2010. Hardback. 352 pages. ISBN 9781604265644

Technical Collection offers a succinct, logically organized, and well-written overview of technical
collection, explained at a non-technical level for those new to the field. The only book to comprehensively examine the collection, processing, and exploitation of nonliteral intelligence information, including laser, acoustic, and infrared signals; non-imaging optical intelligence sources; and radar tracking and measurement of aerospace vehicles. A full-color interior design features an array of
high-quality graphics.



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