Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs

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Scarecrow Press, Mar 15, 2011 - Political Science - 228 pages
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Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs explores whether the U.S. intelligence enterprise will be able to remain effective in today's security environment. Based on the demands currently being placed upon the intelligence community, the analysis concludes that the effectiveness of U.S. intelligence will decline unless it embarks upon an aggressive, transformational course of action to reform various aspects of its operations.

In keeping with the emerging literature on this subject, the book asserts that a so-called Revolution in Intelligence Affairs is needed. The need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs implies that no amount of evolutionary adjustments to existing intelligence community practices will keep U.S. intelligence effective. While evolutionary reforms might be necessary, they will not be sufficient to permit the intelligence community to target successfully the various threats and emerging issues that populate today's and tomorrow's security environment.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Challenge Facing the US Intelligence Community
1
Chapter 2 The Critical Importance of Intelligence in Todays Security Environment
35
Chapter 3 The Concept of a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs
53
Chapter 4 Is a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs Needed?
83
Chapter 5 A New Intelligence Paradigm
107
Chapter 6 A Transformed US Intelligence Enterprise
141
Chapter 7 Keeping US Intelligence Effective in the TwentyFirst Century
169
The US Intelligence Enterprise
183
Bibliography
189
Index
197
About the Author
201
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William J. Lahneman is assistant professor of Political Science at Towson University. He also is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy.

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