Residual Uncertainty: Trying to Avoid Intelligence and Policy Mistakes in the Modern World

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University Press of America, 2003 - Political Science - 266 pages
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Intelligence networks will forever be with us, and surely there will always be an appropriate role for the intelligence community. There are still important but hard to learn facts about targets--including the intentions and capabilities of rogue states and terrorists, the proliferation of unconventional weapons, and the disposition of potentially hostile military forces--that can only be identified, monitored, and measured through dedicated intelligence assets. In Residual Uncertainty, Roy Pateman gives numerous examples of where security has been breached, and networks, severely, even irreparably compromised and explains how the consequences of intelligence failure will surely be graver in the future. Pateman pinpoints the causes of failures in intelligence and policy in today's world and offers solutions that will drastically overhaul and improve our intelligence networks.
 

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Contents

The Sins of Intelligence
1
Collecting analyzing and disseminating data
11
Domestic policy constraints
39
Counter intelligence CI Failure
75
Foreign Policy Considerations
97
Indiscriminate use of covert action
149
Absolving the sins of intelligence
175
Trade Talk
185
Glossary of acronyms and abbreviations
193
Bibliography
211
Index
235
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Roy Pateman is Emeritus Professor, UCLA and author of Chaos and Dancing Star: Wagner's Politics, Wagner's Legacy (University Press of America, 2002).

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