Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional, Volume 1

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Jan Goldman
Scarecrow Press, 2006 - Political Science - 413 pages
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Intelligence professionals are employees of the government working in a business that some would consider unethical the business of spying. This book looks at the dilemmas that exist when one is asked to perform a civil service that is in conflict with what that individual believes to be "ethical." This is the first book to offer the best essays, articles, and speeches on ethics and intelligence that demonstrate the complex moral dilemmas in intelligence collection, analysis, and operations that confront government employees. Some are recently declassified and never before published, and all are written by authors whose backgrounds are as varied as their insights, including Robert M. Gates, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; John P. Langan, the Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Professor of Catholic Social Thought at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University; and Loch K. Johnson, Regents Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia and recipient of the Owens Award for contributions to the understanding of U.S. intelligence activities. To the intelligence professional, this is a valuable collection of literature for building an ethical code that is not dependent on any specific agency, department, or country. Managers, supervisors, and employees of all levels should read this book. Creating the foundation for the study of ethics and intelligence by filling in the gap between warfare and philosophy, Ethics of Spying makes the statement that the intelligence professional has ethics."
 

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Contents

Ethics and Intelligence
1
Intelligence Ethics
18
Ethics and Morality in US Secret Intelligence
39
The Need for Improvement Integrity Ethics and the CIA
52
Bungee Jumping off the Moral Highground Ethics of Espionage in the Modern Age
66
Moral Damage and the Justification of Intelligence Collection from Human Sources
104
Intelligence Collection and Analysis Dilemmas and Decisions
114
An Ethical Defense of Torture in Interrogation
126
Repugnant Philosophy Ethics Espionage and Covert Action
221
Managing Covert Political Action Guideposts from Just War Theory
248
Ethics of Covert Operations
266
Military and Civilian Perspectives on the Ethics of Intelligence Report on a Workshop at the Department of Philosophy
300
Sociology The Ethics of Covert Methods
314
Comment on The Ethics of Covert Methods
329
Science Anthropologists as Spies
336
Business Ethical Issues in Competitive Intelligence Practice
343

Interrogation Ethics in the Context of Intelligence Collection
141
Guarding against Politicization A Message to Analysts
171
Memorandum One Person Can Make a Difference Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity VIPS
185
The Ethics of War Spying and Compulsory Training
190
Legitimacy of Covert Action Sorting out the Moral Responsibilities
193
Covert Intervention as a Moral Problem
206
Business The Challenge of Completely Ethical Competitive Intelligence and the CHIP Model
362
Principles Creeds Codes and Values
379
Case Studies
394
Contributors
409
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Jan Goldman teaches ethics and intelligence at the Joint Military Intelligence College in Washington, D.C., and is a lecturer at other government agencies and schools. He is the author and editor of numerous publications, including the recently declassified Anticipating Surprise: Analysis for Strategic Warning, and a field manual on counter-insurgency operations.

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