Intelligence

From Secrets to Policy
Author: Mark M. Lowenthal
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1506361269
Category: Political Science
Page: 624
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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, Lowenthal examines cyber space and the issues it presents to the intelligence community such as defining cyber as a new collection discipline; the implications of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s staff report on enhanced interrogation techniques; the rise of the Islamic State; and the issues surrounding the nuclear agreement with Iran. New sections have been added offering a brief summary of the major laws governing U.S. intelligence today such as domestic intelligence collection, whistleblowers vs. leakers, and the growing field of financial intelligence.

Silent Warfare

Understanding the World of Intelligence
Author: Abram N. Shulsky,Gary J. Schmitt
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597973149
Category: Political Science
Page: 262
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A thoroughly updated revision of the first comprehensive overview of intelligence designed for both the student and the general reader, Silent Warfare is an insider's guide to a shadowy, often misunderstood world. Leading intelligence scholars Abram N. Shulsky and Gary J. Schmitt clearly explain such topics as the principles of collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action, and their interrelationship with policymakers and democratic values. This new edition takes account of the expanding literature in the field of intelligence and deals with the consequences for intelligence of vast recent changes in telecommunication and computer technology the new "information age." It also reflects the world's strategic changes since the end of the Cold War. This landmark book provides a valuable framework for understanding today's headlines, as well as the many developments likely to come in the real world of the spy.

The U.S. Intelligence Community


Author: Jeffrey T Richelson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429973950
Category: Political Science
Page: 650
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The role of intelligence in US government operations has changed dramatically and is now more critical than ever to domestic security and foreign policy. This authoritative and highly researched book written by Jeffrey T. Richelson provides a detailed overview of America's vast intelligence empire, from its organizations and operations to its management structure. Drawing from a multitude of sources, including hundreds of official documents, The US Intelligence Community allows students to understand the full scope of intelligence organizations and activities, and gives valuable support to policymakers and military operations.The seventh edition has been fully revised to include a new chapter on the major issues confronting the intelligence community, including secrecy and leaks, domestic spying, and congressional oversight, as well as revamped chapters on signals intelligence and cyber collection, geospatial intelligence, and open sources. The inclusion of more maps, tables and photos, as well as electronic briefing books on the book's Web site, makes The US Intelligence Community an even more valuable and engaging resource for students.

American National Security


Author: Amos A. Jordan,William J. Taylor, Jr.,Michael J. Meese,Suzanne C. Nielsen
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421403226
Category: Political Science
Page: 688
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national security policy making; A discussion of the Department of Homeland Security and changes in the intelligence community; A survey of intelligence and national security, with special focus on security needs post-9/11; A review of economic security, diplomacy, terrorism, conventional warfare, counterinsurgency, military intervention, and nuclear deterrence in the changed international setting; An update of security issues in East Asia, South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean; New material on globalization, transnational actors, and human securityPrevious editions have been widely used in undergraduate and graduate courses.

Gideon's Spies

The Secret History of the Mossad
Author: Gordon Thomas
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466866586
Category: History
Page: 832
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In the secret world of spies and covert operations, no other intelligence service continues to be as surrounded by myth and mystery as the Mossad. Gordon Thomas reveals that all too often the truth exceeds all the fantasies about the Mossad. Revised and updated for 2015, this new edition includes: - Mossad's secret meeting in 2013 with Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief to plan for Israel to use Saudi to attack Iran should the Geneva discussion fail to be honored by Iran. - The attack on Iraq's nuclear reactor that will be the flight path to an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. - Mossad's new cyber-war unit preparing to launch its own pre-emptive strike. - Why Mossad's former director, Meir Dagan, has spoken out against an attack on Iran. - Mossad agents who operate in the "Dark Side" of the internet to track terrorists. - Mossad's drone and its first killing. - Mossad's role in the defense of Israel's Embassy in Cairo during the Arab Spring. - An introduction to Mossad's new director, Tamir Pardo. These and other stunning details combine to give Gideon's Spies the sense of urgency and relevance that is characteristic of truly engrossing nonfiction.

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Muller and Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology
Author: William Howard Miller,Craig E. Griffin,Karen L. Campbell,George H. Muller
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1416000283
Category: Medical
Page: 938
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Rev. ed. of: Muller & Kirk's small animal dermatology. 6th ed. / Danny W. Scott, William H. Miller, Jr., Craig E. Griffin. c2001.

Pediatric Secrets E-Book


Author: Richard A. Polin,Mark F. Ditmar
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323315801
Category: Medical
Page: 752
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Portable and high yield, Pediatric Secrets is perfect for use in clinical rotations, exam prep, or as a handy clinical reference. Drs. Richard A. Polin and Mark F. Ditmar present the essential questions and answers to help you better meet the challenges you face every day, while updated chapters highlight the latest standards in pediatric care. A bestselling volume in the Secret Series®, its Q&A format, helpful lists and tables, mnemonics, and informal tone combine to make reference fast, easy, and enjoyable. "Key Points" boxes and a highly detailed index allow you to find information quickly and easily. Unique Q&A format expedites learning and retention. Top 100 Secrets section combines the top 100, high-yield facts into one chapter, providing a concise overview of the latest issues in pediatrics. High-yield content is ideal for exam preparation. Provides the current standards of care for pediatric students and practitioners. Updated chapters reflect the latest advances in pediatrics. Medicine eBook is accessible on a variety of devices.

Elements of Argument

A Text and Reader
Author: Annette T. Rottenberg,Donna Haisty Winchell
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312646992
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 880
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Elements of Argument combines a thorough argument text on critical thinking, reading, writing, and research with an extensive reader on both current and timeless controversial issues. It presents everything students need to analyze, research, and write arguments. Elements of Argument covers Toulmin, Aristotelian, and Rogerian models of argument and has been thoroughly updated with current selections students will want to read. It now includes additional support for academic writing, making it a truly flexible classroom resource. An electronic edition is available at half the price of the print book. Read the preface.

Strategic Intelligence for the 21st Century

The Mosaic Method
Author: Alfred Rolington
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199654321
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
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Offers a new model of intelligence analysis, the Mosaic Method, which capitalises on both the strengths and the weaknesses of the information revolution. Written by the former CEO of Jane's Information group, it presents analysis of current and past intelligence methods alongside fresh ideas and approaches for the future.

The Day of the Lord Is At Hand


Author: Benjamin Baruch
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 136547397X
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Events now coming to pass are described in detail in Bible Prophecy, yet much of the Bible is in symbolic form and requires interpretation, for the "words were closed up and sealed until the time of the end". (Daniel 12:9) It is little wonder that men who labored to read the sealed prophecies over the many centuries failed to discern the true meaning, for these prophecies have been kept secret until the time of the end. The Day of the LORD is at Hand was written to reveal the clear message of Bible prophecy to the last days church in America, and to help you survive and endure to the end, that you and your household maybe saved from the hour which has finally come upon us. "For as a snare it shall come upon all of them who dwell on the face of the whole earth, watch therefore and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall soon come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man". Jesus Christ - Luke 21:35-46

The Protection Officer Training Manual


Author: IFPO
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080497907
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 315
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This revised edition retains the exceptional organization and coverage of the previous editions and is designed for the training and certification needs of first-line security officers and supervisors throughout the private and public security industry. * Completely updated with coverage of all core security principles * Course text for the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) Program * Includes all new sections on information security, terrorism awareness, and first response during crises

Counterdeception Principles and Applications for National Security


Author: Michael Bennett,Edward Waltz
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781580539357
Category: Political Science
Page: 335
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Today, more than ever, the use of denial and deception (D&D) is being used to compensate for an opponent's military superiority, to obtain or develop weapons of mass destruction, and to violate international agreements and sanctions. Although the historical literature on the use of strategic deception is widely available, technical coverage of the subject is scattered in hard-to-find and out-of-print sources. This is the first technical volume to offer a current, comprehensive and systematic overview of the concepts and methods that underlie strategic deception and, more importantly, to provide an in-depth understanding of counterdeception.

The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection


Author: Mark M. Lowenthal,Robert M. Clark
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452217637
Category: Political Science
Page: 232
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Leading intelligence experts Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark bring together 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. This volume shows all-source analysts a full picture of how to better task and collaborate with their collection partners, and gives intelligence collectors an appreciation of what happens beyond their "stovepipes," as well as a clear assessment of the capabilities and limitations of INT collection.

Directorate S

The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Author: Steve Coll
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 052555730X
Category: Political Science
Page: 784
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Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, bestselling author Steve Coll tells for the first time the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11 Prior to 9/11, the United States had been carrying out small-scale covert operations in Afghanistan, ostensibly in cooperation, although often in direct opposition, with I.S.I., the Pakistani intelligence agency. While the US was trying to quell extremists, a highly secretive and compartmentalized wing of I.S.I., known as "Directorate S," was covertly training, arming, and seeking to legitimize the Taliban, in order to enlarge Pakistan's sphere of influence. After 9/11, when fifty-nine countries, led by the U. S., deployed troops or provided aid to Afghanistan in an effort to flush out the Taliban and Al Qaeda, the U.S. was set on an invisible slow-motion collision course with Pakistan. Today we know that the war in Afghanistan would falter badly because of military hubris at the highest levels of the Pentagon, the drain on resources and provocation in the Muslim world caused by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and corruption. But more than anything, as Coll makes painfully clear, the war in Afghanistan was doomed because of the failure of the United States to apprehend the motivations and intentions of I.S.I.'s "Directorate S". This was a swirling and shadowy struggle of historic proportions, which endured over a decade and across both the Bush and Obama administrations, involving multiple secret intelligence agencies, a litany of incongruous strategies and tactics, and dozens of players, including some of the most prominent military and political figures. A sprawling American tragedy, the war was an open clash of arms but also a covert melee of ideas, secrets, and subterranean violence. Coll excavates this grand battle, which took place away from the gaze of the American public. With unsurpassed expertise, original research, and attention to detail, he brings to life a narrative at once vast and intricate, local and global, propulsive and painstaking. This is the definitive explanation of how America came to be so badly ensnared in an elaborate, factional, and seemingly interminable conflict in South Asia. Nothing less than a forensic examination of the personal and political forces that shape world history, Directorate S is a complete masterpiece of both investigative and narrative journalism.

Leadership

A Communication Perspective
Author: Michael Z. Hackman,Craig Edward Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Communication
Page: 426
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Provides a solid foundation for learning about the vital role of leadership in multiple contexts. Allows students to explore the complexities of leadership and communication through examples, case studies, research highlights, self assessments and application exercises.

Out-of-Control Criminal Justice

The Systems Improvement Solution for More Safety, Justice, Accountability, and Efficiency
Author: Daniel P. Mears
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110716169X
Category: Social Science
Page: 300
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This book shows how to reduce out-of-control criminal justice and create greater public safety, justice, and accountability at less cost.

Project Management, Planning and Control

Managing Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing Projects to PMI, APM and BSI Standards
Author: Albert Lester
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 008102021X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 650
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Project Management, Planning and Control, Managing Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing Projects to PMI, APM and BSI Standards, Seventh Editions an established and widely recommended project management handbook. Building on its clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, this seventh edition includes new advice on information management, including big data, communication, dispute resolution, project governance, and BIM. Ideal for those studying for Project Management Professional (PMP) qualifications, the book is aligned with the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association of Project Management (APM), and includes questions and answers to help users test their understanding. Includes new sections on data collection and use, including big data Contains major updates to sections on governance, adjudication, BIM, and agile project management Focused on the needs and challenges of project managers in engineering, manufacturing and construction, and closely aligned to the content of the APM and PMI ‘bodies of knowledge’ Provides project management questions and answers compiled by a former APM exam assessor

Communicating With Intelligence

Writing and Briefing in the Intelligence and National Security Communities
Author: James S. Major
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461657628
Category: Political Science
Page: 444
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Since September 11, 2001, colleges and universities nationwide have expanded their curricula to include intelligence and national security studies, many offering degrees in the subjects. Curiously, no book exists for classroom use in teaching the important skills needed by these professionals to ensure their products/papers/reports are properly written or briefed. Communicating with Intelligence fills that gap and is aimed primarily at faculty and students pursuing studies in intelligence, national security, homeland security, or homeland defense; but it also has considerable value for working intelligence professionals who simply wish to hone their "rusty" writing or briefing skills. Designed to provide essential information regarding the preparation of written products or intelligence briefings, the book is divided into two parts. Part One, "Writing with Intelligence," contains material on reading intelligence publications and on the basics of writing in the intelligence profession. Part Two, "Briefing with Intelligence," deals with the fundamental principles of an intelligence briefing and includes information on gaining—or regaining—self-confidence behind the podium. Every chapter ends with exercises, many of which can be completed in the classroom to facilitate group activity or by an individual pursuing the study independently. Five appendixes provide additional information for quick reference and an annotated bibliography points toward further sources that can be used.

Seven Sins of American Foreign Policy


Author: Loch K. Johnson
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780321415851
Category: Political Science
Page: 339
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Presenting a different approach to the study of US foreign policy, this title details each foreign policy "sin" with examples and arguments. It is intended for students, policymakers, and others.

U.S. Intelligence

Evolution and Anatomy
Author: Mark M. Lowenthal
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 178
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No major 20th century power has so short a history of national intelligence agencies or activities as does the United States, and few have been as public or as tumultuous. A major debate has now opened over the future structure, size and role of US intelligence in the aftermath of the cold war. This book is a history of the US intelligence community - as well as a detailed description of the organisation and function of the major components of the community as they existed at the beginning of 1992.