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



April 2015 | 288 pages | CQ Press

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 formats, 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 by dealing with multi-layered target networks that cut across political, economic, social, technological, and military issues. Working through these cases, students will learn to manage and evaluate realistic intelligence accounts.

 
Chapter 1: Introduction
The Problem Model  
The Target Network Model  
Sharing Target Network Models  
Intelligence Sharing in Netwar  
 
Chapter 2: Working with the Case Studies
Step 1: Read the Scenario  
Step 2: Create a Problem Definition Model  
Step 3: Read the Intelligence Reporting  
Step 4: Create a Target Network Model  
Step 5: Conduct Analysis  
Step 6: Deliver Products  
A Brief Example Case: Rundown Flats  
 
Chapter 3: Narcotics and the Afghan Insurgency
Educational Objectives  
Assignment  
Abbreviations and Acronyms  
Scenario  
Intelligence Reports  
Background Reading  
 
Chapter 4: Balkans Organized Crime
Educational Objectives  
Assignment  
Abbreviations and Acronyms  
Scenario  
Intelligence Reports  
Background Reading  
 
Chapter 5: Democratic Republic of Congo Baseline
Abbreviations and Acronyms  
Scenario  
Intelligence Support  
 
Chapter 6: Democratic Republic of Congo: Gray Arms Traffic
Educational Objectives  
Assignment  
Abbreviations and Acronyms  
Scenario  
Intelligence Reports  
Background Reading  
 
Chapter 7: Democratic Republic of Congo: Narcotics Traffic
Educational Objectives  
Assignment  
Abbreviations and Acronyms  
Scenario  
Intelligence Reports  
Background Reading  
 
Chapter 8: Democratic Republic of Congo: Disease Outbreak
Educational Objectives  
Assignment  
Abbreviations and Acronyms  
Scenario  
Intelligence Reports  
Background Reading  
 
Chapter 9: Democratic Republic of Congo: Likasi Chemical Plant
Educational Objectives  
Assignment  
Abbreviations and Acronyms  
Scenario  
Intelligence Reports  
Background Reading  
 
Chapter 10: International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference Collection Plan
Educational Objectives  
Assignment  
Abbreviations and Acronyms  
Scenario  
Intelligence Support  
Intelligence Reports  
Background Reading  
 
Chapter 11: Mara Salvatrucha
Educational Objectives  
Assignment  
Abbreviations and Acronyms  
Scenario  
Intelligence Reports  
Background Reading  
 
Chapter 12: Defeating the Balamiran Transporter Erector Launcher and Radar
Educational Objectives  
Assignment  
Abbreviations and Acronyms  
Scenario  
 
Chapter 13: Horn of Africa
Educational Objectives  
Assignment  
Abbreviations and Acronyms  
Scenario  
Intelligence Reports  
Background Reading  
 
Chapter 14: Cyber Attack in the North Kelon Sea Region
Educational Objectives  
Assignment  
Abbreviations and Acronyms  
Scenario  
Intelligence Reports  

Target-Centric Network Modeling serves as an ideal companion for Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach.  Drawing on years of experience in the intelligence professions and the academic community, the authors convey complicated concepts clearly, enabling readers to make analytical connections. Target-Centric Networking Model provides an excellent review of terms and information pertinent to the analytic process, and its case studies are relevant, rich in detail, and appropriate for academic and practitioner use.”

Kathleen Hogan
University of Maryland University College

“Practice in using various intelligence analysis techniques is vital to student learning Target-Centric Network Modeling, in conjunction with Clark’s Intelligence Analysis, provides students the practice needed to master a number of advanced analytic procedures.  This book’s target-centric network modeling approach is a significant contribution to the field of intelligence analysis.”

Mike Collier
Eastern Kentucky University
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • The use of realistic intelligence reporting scenarios and actual intelligence reporting formats allows for multiple rounds of analysis per case study, as conditions develop
  • Target-centric network modeling provides students with a simple technique that can handle highly complex problems and intelligence target assessments.
  • Though the book can be used for individual work, it is written to facilitate communicating intelligence analysis through group discussions and briefings, as well as to train students in presenting their findings to assessment groups or to customers through briefings.
  • The book includes a wide spectrum of problems and scenarios that students have not likely encountered, compelling them to work with the axioms of intelligence analysis and to manage predisposition and bias. Facilitates inter-agency, fusion, and comprehensive approaches to intelligence training.

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