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Gestión de Inteligencia en las Américas
Editors Russell G. Swenson and Carolina Sancho Hirane

Esta antología, Gestión de Inteligencia en las Américas, reúne las perspectivas de autores de países a través de las Américas. Esbozan y evalúan el status y oportunidades para legislación y otras opciones de supervisión y control de inteligencia, y abarcan varios argumentos por la preservación de los aspectos más benefi ciosos de la autonomía de la función.

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Intelligence Management in the Americas
Editors Russell G. Swenson and Carolina Sancho Hirane

This anthology, Intelligence Management in the Americas, brings together the perspectives of 22 authors from across the Americas. They outline and assess the status and promise of intelligence oversight legislation and actions, and develop various arguments for preserving the best aspects of intelligence autonomy.

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Unlimited Impossibilities: Intelligence Support to the Deepwater Horizon Response
CAPT Erich M. Telfer, USCG

Telfer examines the Intelligence Community and Coast Guard’s response to the 2010 BP oil explosion on Deepwater Horizon. Telfer identifies problems that hampered the response and suggests approaches for better integration of intelligence in future responses.

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Climate Change and Conflict Prevention
J. Andrew Plowman

Plowman uses the Darfur conflict as a case study to examine how the effects of climate change might lead to future violent conflicts, and he assesses the best way to prevent these conflicts. Plowman reviews the environmental security literature and applies events from Darfur to climate change models.

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Shooting the Front: Allied Aerial Reconnaissance and Photographic Interpretation on the Western Front –World War I
Terrence J. Finnegan

This comprehensive resource will interest military history and aviation enthusiasts, as well as persons in the intelligence field. The illustrations of aircraft, cameras, people, aerial photos, and maps enhance the reader’s experience.

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Using Industry Analysis for Strategic Intelligence: Capabilities and Strategic Intent
Chuck Howe

Howe argues that the Intelligence Community will gain strategic insights about a nation’s capabilities and intents by analyzing industries in the region. He uses the semiconductor industry as a case study, and presents methods that analysts will find useful.

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Registering the Human Terrain: A Valuation of Cadastre
Douglas E. Batson

Property rights are at the heart of many problems in dealing with refugees and government stability. Batson’s work offers specifics on how to assist developing countries in registering property so the owners have security of tenure.

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Who Watches the Watchmen? The Conflict Between National Security and Freedom of the Press
Gary Ross

Ross argues that the tension between maintaining national security secrets and the public’s right to know cannot be “solved,” but can be better understood and more intelligently managed.

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Sensemaking: A Structure for an Intelligence Revolution
David T. Moore

Moore promotes a practical understanding and acceptance of the concept of sensemaking, whereby intelligence professionals would work with executive decision makers to explain data that are “sparse, noisy, and uncertain.”

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Intelligence in the Rum War at Sea, 1920-1933
LT Eric S. Ensign, USCG

As shown in this study, the fusion of intelligence and the Coast Guard’s enforcement strategy acted as force multiplier in the “Rum War at Sea.” Ensign’s work holds enduring value, especially in light of the continuing counter-smuggling missions of the U.S. Coast Guard and other national security organizations.

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Imperialism with Chinese Characteristics? Reading and Re-Reading China’s 2006 Defense White Paper
Michael Metcalf

Metcalf offers an overview of the 2006 Chinese Defense White Paper, considered a landmark document by many China watchers. He also introduces and offers an analysis of Dr. Chen Zhou’s analysis of the same White Paper. Dr. Zhou is a researcher in the War Theory and Strategic Studies department at the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Academy of Military Sciences.

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The Blue Planet: Informal International Police Networks and National Intelligence
Michael D. Bayer

Bayer addresses the question of how the United States can engage international partners more effectively to address worldwide manifestations of destabilizing violence—often indiscriminately labeled “terrorism.”.

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Intelligence Professionalism in the Americas
Editors: Russell G. Swenson and Susana C. Lemozy

This book examines the development of characteristic standards of accuracy and duty for intelligence professionals. It considers the effects of formal legal codes and democratic oversight, and emphasizes the importance of professional training. Its implicit subtext is that standards of intelligence analysis and integrity should be properly taught.

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Attaché Extraordinaire: Vernon A. Walters in Brazil
Frank Marcio De Oliveira

Attaché Extraordinaire explores Walters’ career among the heavyweights of frontline U.S. international policy implementation in the 20th century. Walters’ role as intelligence statesman transcended his military roots and established a strong precedent for the unification of political strategy and intelligence in foreign affairs.

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Democratization of Intelligence: Melding Strategic Intelligence and National Discourse
Russell G. Swenson and Susana C. Lemozy

Essays by 28 authors—representing 14 countries in the Western Hemisphere plus Spain—aim to educate officials as well as students about the vicissitudes that accompany the development and execution of the government intelligence function.

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Democratización de la Función de Inteligencia—El Nexo de la Cultura Nacional y la Inteligencia Estratégica
Russell G. Swenson and Susana C. Lemozy

Este libro incorpora las contribuciones de veintiocho autores que representan un panorama de quince países. Es de esperar que el libro sea de utilidad en las escuelas de Inteligencia gubernamentales y civiles por toda la región, y que emerjan otras investigaciones sobre el tema estimuladas por el presente. Se presentan evidencias en el libro de que la función de inteligencia a nivel nacional y estratégico experimenta cambios de índole evolucionario e involucionario, que la permiten, por sus cuadros profesionales, reflejar y ejecutar lo democrático tan bien como lo represivo, en cualquier país.

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Interrogation: World War II, Vietnam and Iraq
John A. Wahlquist, James A. Stone, Nicholas R. Dotti, and William C. Spracher

Drawing from U.S. policy and practice in interrogations during World War II, the Vietnam conflict, and the war in Iraq, this volume contributes to the dialogue on how U.S. military and civilian agencies can best obtain information from prisoners of war and other categories of legal and illegal combatants without compromising the nation’s principles.

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Imperial Secrets: Remapping the Mind of Empire
Patrick A. Kelley

Kelley sheds light on the cause of enduring intelligence collection deficits that afflict the center of empires, and that can coincide with their ebb and flow. Alert intelligence practitioners, present and future, can note here just how useful a fresh interpretation of the intelligence enterprise can be to a coherent understanding of the global stream of worrisome issues.

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Finding Leaders: Preparing the Intelligence Community for Succession Management
E. L. Hatfield

Hatfield offers community managers an interagency perspective from a neutral but well-informed point of view. This paper highlights and explains the stance of various agencies within the U.S. Intelligence Community toward the adoption of succession management principles.

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Can’t We All Just Get Along? Improving the Law Enforcement-Intelligence Community Relationship
Intelligence Science Board

Cold War turf battles are the stuff of Washington legend. This compilation of essays addresses the complicated relationships between Law Enforcement and the Intelligence Community and lays out successful intelligence techniques for both.

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The Coast Guard Intelligence Program Enters the Intelligence Community
Kevin E. Wirth

Although the United States Coast Guard has utilized intelligence capabilities since the service’s inception in 1790, the Coast Guard was not included as a formal member of the Intelligence Community until December 2002. Wirth describes the story behind the short but significant amendment to the National Security Act of 1947 which resulted in the Coast Guard’s formal entry into the Intelligence Community.

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A Muslim Archipelago: Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia
Max L. Gross

Gross possesses a knowledge of Islam unparalleled among his peers and an unquenchable thirst for determining how the goals of this religion might play out in areas far from the focus of most policymakers’ current attention. In this book, he acquaints the Intelligence Community and a broader readership with a strategic appreciation of a region in the throes of reconciling secular and religious forces.

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Critical Thinking and Intelligence Analysis
David T. Moore

This volume provides a framework improving how analysts think–and, by extension, how policymakers act. It asserts that people who are skilled critical thinkers are better able to cope with “interesting times” than those who are not. The author’s insights have been developed through years of creative interaction with the Community’s leaders in analytic methodology and tested for practicality by successive waves of students.

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Mongolia s Peacekeeping Commitment
Jargalsaikhan Mandee

Colonel Mendee, former Defense and Military Attaché to the Embassy of Mongolia in the United States, provides an excellent account of the evolution of Mongolia’s peacekeeping experience and capacity. Most useful and insightful are his views and observations on the lessons learned, as well as the challenges that remain for Mongolia.

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Educing Information: Interrogation: Science and Art Foundations for the Future
Intelligence Science Board

Educing Information offers both professionals and ordinary citizens a primer on the “science” and “art” of interrogation and intelligence gathering. It opens with Dr. Robert Coulam’s superb discussion of the costs and benefits of various approaches to interrogation.

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Managing the Private Spies: Use of Commercial Augmentation for Intelligence Operations
Glenn J. Voelz

This evaluation focuses primarily on the efficacy of the contract development process, management procedures, and integration into the operational intelligence cycle to include analysis, collection management, document exploitation, interrogation, production, and linguistic support.

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Out of Bounds: Innovation and Change in Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis
Editor: Deborah Osborne

Osborne addresses the changing nature and role of analysis in policing. She focuses on both the analytical process and the analysts—critical actors who function with relative anonymity.

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Crime Scene Intelligence: An Experiment in Forensic Entomology
LT Albert M. Cruz USN

LT Cruz has provided an outstanding, step-by-step product for the intelligence and forensic communities. He has stepped “out of the box” and paved the way for forensic intelligence experts by providing a valuable future tool which can offer answers to help fill valuable intelligence gaps in fighting the war on terrorism and crimes against humanity.

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Y: The Sources of Islamic Revolutionary Conduct
Maj. Stephen P. Lambert, USAF

This work will serve as a starting point in understanding of the nature of the enemy we face in the war on Islamo-fascism. Lambert deftly leads the reader through worlds that are normally kept quite separate: political theory, social history, even a detailed account of theology. In so doing, Lambert makes some eye-opening suggestions as to why the West faces an enemy that seems intractable.

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The Intelligence Archipelago: The Community’s Struggle to Reform in the Globalized Era
Melanie M.H. Gutjahr

Gutjahr examines the documentation surrounding the history of U.S. national intelligence reform efforts, going back almost to the beginning of post-WWII intelligence. She concludes that the Intelligence Community appears incapable of reshaping itself quickly and effectively enough to cope with 21st century expressions of globalization.

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Learning with Professionals
James E. Lightfoot

Learning with Professionals contains writings by faculty and students at the Joint Military Intelligence College. It represents a cross-section of sub-disciplines and serves as an academic resource for students, teachers, and practitioners of intelligence.

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Experiences to Go: Teaching with Intelligence Case Studies
Col Thomas W. Shreeve, USMCR

The case method represents a structured approach to learning from the past. Teaching by the case method requires a supply of relevant, well-crafted cases and case studies. Colonel Shreeve’s advice and examples for writing a teaching note can guide a novice case-method instructor toward an effective classroom analysis of cases.

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Courting A Reluctant Ally: An Evaluation of U.S./UK Naval Intelligence Cooperation, 1935-41
LCDR Gregory J. Florence, USN

Florence demonstrates that exploiting our national archives can promote useful information sharing and cooperation. His research reveals how a contentious, interwar relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom evolved into a special relationship, as information sharing and cooperation in intelligence creation and use became indispensable.

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Beneath the Surface: Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace for Counterterrorism
Maj Troy S. Thomas, USAF

A suitable handbook for systematically building and employing a capability to gain ground in this challenging counterterrorism environment.

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Intelligence Professionalism in the Americas
Russell G. Swenson and Susana C. Lemozy

This book examines ways in which intelligence develops its characteristic standards of accuracy and duty. It considers the effects of formal legal codes and democratic oversight, but a principal conclusion emerging from it is the importance of professional training. Its implicit sub-text is indeed that standards of intelligence analysis and ntegrity should be properly taught, and not just caught by osmosis from one’s seniors. At least for this British reader, the amount of formal analytic training in the relatively modest national intelligence systems described here is surprising and thought-provoking, perhaps salutary

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Global War on Terrorism: Analyzing The Strategic Threat
Russell G. Swenson

Intelligence analysts entering the community should be prepared for the counter-Jihad to define their careers. This work seeks to invigorate the discussion on how best to focus Intelligence Community energies and resources in fighting global terrorist threats.


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Warning Analysis for the Information Age: Rethinking the Intelligence Process
John W. Bodnar

This book reaches farther than any other toward the objective of bringing together substantive expertise with an accessible, methodologically sound analytical strategy in the service of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

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Shakespeare for Analysts: Literature and Intelligence
Jeffrey White

Shakespeare’s insights on human behavior in the political and leadership realms are worth reading and hearing today. This paper suggests that analysts concerned with understanding the behavior of important individuals should study the Bard.

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Bringing Intelligence About: Practitioners Reflect on Best Practices
Edited by Russell Swenson

“Bringing Intelligence About” refers to the book’s coverage of wide-ranging sources and methods employed to add value to national security-related information—to create “intelligence.” A second meaning refers to the responsible agility expected of U.S. intelligence professionals to think and act in such a way as to perform information collection and interpretation duties with a fix on society’s shifting interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.

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Anticipating Surprise: Analysis for Strategic Warning
Cynthia M. Grabo

Grabo published her authoritative interpretation of an appropriate analytic strategy for intelligence-based warning in 1972, and it remains just as relevant over forty years later.

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The Creation of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency: Congress’s Role as Overseer
Anne Daugherty Miles, Ph.D.

The case study presented here illustrates the combination of personality and process that resulted in the establishment of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency in 1996. It highlights the role of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees and how those committees interact with other committees—specifically the Armed Services Committees.

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Intelligence Analysis in Theater Joint Intelligence Centers: An Experiment in Applying Structured Methods
MSgt Robert D. Folker, Jr., USAF

Folker sets forth the key opposing arguments in the long-standing controversy over the role of structuring in intelligence analysis. He has taken a giant first step in proving the superiority of structured analysis over intuitive analysis.

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Teaching Intelligence at Colleges and Universities
Conference Proceedings / Paperback

The conference provided a perspective on the teaching of intelligence and a look into its future, with an eye toward drawing the finest young Americans into the intelligence ranks. Dr. Anthony Oettinger of Harvard University and Dr. Bradford Westerfield of Yale University were among the pre-eminent leaders featured at the conference.


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A Flourishing Craft: Teaching Intelligence Studies
Russell Swenson

This collection of papers highlights the convergence of academic and applied factions in the pursuit of intelligence professionalism. Nearly all authors come to the craft with years of experience in the application of intelligence principles and practices.

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