Words of Intelligence: An Intelligence Professional's Lexicon for Domestic and Foreign Threats

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Scarecrow Press, Jun 16, 2011 - Political Science - 310 pages
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Words of Intelligence: An Intelligence Professional's Lexicon for Domestic and Foreign Threats is intended for the intelligence and national security men and women at the federal, state, and local levels. The intelligence community has undergone massive changes since it developed after World War II. Intelligence work now involves several different processes, including the planning, collection, analysis, and production of information. It also requires extensive expertise in its terminology. And in the post-9/11 era, the intelligence community has expanded, requiring the transmission of information to state and local public administrators, health officials, and transportation planners in times of a possible domestic attack. The number of people who need to know the specialized terminology of the intelligence community continues to grow. This dictionary is an invaluable tool for those requiring a working knowledge of intelligence-related issues from both a foreign intelligence perspective and a local perspective for law enforcement officials.

The number of terms, abbreviations, and acronyms has more than doubled for this new edition, and it includes a topical index and extensively cross-referenced entries. This book explains terms that relate to intelligence operations, intelligence strategies, security classifications, obscure names of intelligence boards and organizations, and methodologies used to produce intelligence analysis. Both entry-level and experienced intelligence professionals in the domestic and foreign intelligence communities find this book useful. This book is more than just a reference book; it is a book to read and enjoy, and from which to learn the art and science of intelligence analysis.
 

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A glossary of words and phrases and acronyms used in US intelligence work. A great cheat book for spies and fiction writers. You can't be intelligent unless you have the right vocabulary! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Abbreviations and Acronyms
3
A
31
B
43
C
51
D
87
E
107
F
117
O
201
P
207
Q
221
R
223
S
231
T
245
U
257
V
261

G
129
H
133
I
141
J
167
K
169
L
173
M
177
N
185
W
263
X
273
Y
275
Z
277
Essential Intelligence Websites
279
Topical Index
289
About the Author
299
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Jan Goldman has been both an analyst and educator in the U.S. intelligence community for almost 30 years. He is the founding editor of the International Journal of Intelligence Ethics, and the founding editor of the Scarecrow Professional Intelligence Education Series (SPIES). His previous publications include Words of Intelligence: A Dictionary and Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional (2 volumes). He holds a doctorate in education from George Washington University and is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University.

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