Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, Part 10

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CQ Press, 2000 - Intelligence service - 264 pages
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Intelligence veteran Mark M. Lowenthal presents an academic introduction to the history and current role of intelligence agencies in the foreign policy of the United States. He surveys the growth of the intelligence agencies, examines their place in the general structure of government, reviews policy debates about the scope and nature of intelligence activities, and discusses intelligence reforms. With his friendly prose, he demystifies a complicated and complex process. Rich with examples and anecdotes, Intelligence also includes bolded key terms, an acronym list, suggested readings and websites, and a list of major intelligence reviews or proposals. On the Military Intelligence History Reading List. CISAC READING LIST.

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About the author (2000)

Mark M. Lowenthal has over thirty-nine years experience in U.S.intelligence. Dr. Lowenthal has served as the Assistant Director of CentralIntelligence for Analysis and Production, Vice Chairman for Evaluation onthe National Intelligence Council, staff director of the House PermanentSelect Committee on Intelligence, offi ce director and as a Deputy AssistantSecretary of State in the State Department s Bureau of Intelligenceand Research (INR), and Senior Specialist in U.S. Foreign Policy at theCongressional Research Service, Library of Congress. Dr. Lowenthal haswritten extensively on intelligence and national security issues, includingfive books and over 100 articles or studies. His book Intelligence: FromSecrets to Policy (6th ed., 2014) is the standard college and graduate schooltext on the topic. Dr. Lowenthal received his BA from Brooklyn Collegeand his PhD in history from Harvard University. He is an adjunct professorat the Johns Hopkins University; he was an adjunct at Columbia Universityfrom 1993 2007. Currently, Dr. Lowenthal is President and CEO of theIntelligence & Security Academy, an education and consulting firm.

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