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By Roger Z. George, James B. Bruce

ISBN-10: 1589012011

ISBN-13: 9781589012011

Drawing at the person and collective event of well-known intelligence specialists and students within the box, "Analyzing Intelligence" offers the 1st finished evaluate of the kingdom of intelligence research given that Sept. 11. Its in-depth and balanced evaluate of greater than fifty years of U.S. research features a critique of why it has under-performed now and then. It offers insights concerning the enduring hindrances in addition to new demanding situations of study within the post-9/11 international, and indicates cutting edge principles for stronger analytical equipment, education, and established ways. The book's six sections current a coherent plan for making improvements to research. Early chapters study how intelligence research has advanced seeing that its origins within the mid-20th century, concentrating on traditions, tradition, successes, and failures.The heart sections research how research helps the main senior nationwide defense and army policymakers and strategists, and the way analysts needs to care for the perennial demanding situations of assortment, politicization, analytical bias, wisdom construction and denial and deception. the ultimate sections of the booklet suggest new how you can deal with enduring matters in caution research, method (or 'analytical tradecraft') and rising analytic concerns like place of birth protection. The publication indicates new sorts of analytic collaboration in a world intelligence setting, and imperatives for the advance of a brand new career of intelligence research. "Analyzing Intelligence" is written for the nationwide protection specialist who must comprehend the function of intelligence and its strengths and weaknesses.Practicing and destiny analysts also will locate that its realization to the iconic demanding situations offers worthy lessons-learned to steer their very own efforts. The concepts part will galvanize senior intelligence managers to contemplate significant alterations within the method research is at the moment geared up and performed, and how that analysts are knowledgeable and practice.

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18. , 90. 19. Harry Truman’s letter to DCI Smith, March 8, 1951, quoted by John L. : Central Intelligence Agency, 1996), 27. 20. Ludwell Lee Montague, General Walter Bedell Smith as Director of Central Intelligence (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1992), 92–95. 21. Smith, Unknown CIA, 75–76. 22. Karalekas, History, 35. 23. Cline, Secrets, Spies and Scholars, 146, 151–53. 24. Karalekas, History, 93. 25. For a brief but excellent overview, see Daniel W. : Directorate of Intelligence, 2002), 131–36.

But their backgrounds were less impressive in other respects. Only one had a PhD, and 6 had no college degree. 16 Organizing Analysis Spurring the evolution of intelligence analysis in the United States—and especially enhancing the CIA’s role as America’s premier all-source analytic agency—was the fallout from Communist North Korea’s surprise invasion of South Korea in June 1950. Suddenly the cold war had turned hot less than a year after the Soviets exploded an atomic bomb and China went Communist, and Sino-Soviet collusion against the West seemed undeniable.

The President’s Daily Brief (PDB) still went to the White House, while the new National Intelligence Daily served others at the top levels of the national security community—a key reader being National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger. Colby also introduced Vice President Gerald Ford to the PDB—the most sensitive of daily analytic products—inadvertently paving the way for the CIA later to gain daily access to the Oval Office. Having invited Ford to visit the CIA in 1974, Colby innocently mentioned the PDB—which, it turned out, Vice President Ford had never seen!

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