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This topical volume offers a comprehensive review of secret intelligence
organizations and activities.
Intelligence has been in the news consistently since 9/11 and the Iraqi WMD
errors. Leading experts in the field approach the three major missions of
intelligence: collection-and-analysis; covert action; and counterintelligence.
Within each of these missions, the dynamically written essays dissect the
so-called intelligence cycle to reveal the challenges of gathering and
assessing information from around the world. Covert action, the most
controversial intelligence activity, is explored, with special attention on the
issue of military organizations moving into what was once primarily a civilian
responsibility. The authors furthermore examine the problems that are
associated with counterintelligence, protecting secrets from foreign spies and
terrorist organizations, as well as the question of intelligence
accountability, and how a nation can protect its citizens against the possible
abuse of power by its own secret agencies.
The Handbook of Intelligence Studies is a benchmark publication with major
importance both for current research and for the future of the field. It is
essential reading for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and scholars
of intelligence studies, international security, strategic studies and
political science in general.