The Art of Intelligence

Author: Henry A. Crumpton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101572221

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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“A lively account . . . combines the derring-do of old-fashioned spycraft with thoughtful meditations on the future of warfare and intelligence work. It deserves to be read.” —The Washington Post “Offer[s] an exceptionally deep glimpse into the CIA’s counterterrorism operations in the last decade of the twentieth century.” —Harper’s A legendary CIA spy and counterterrorism expert tells the spellbinding story of his high-risk, action-packed career Revelatory and groundbreaking, The Art of Intelligence will change the way people view the CIA, domestic and foreign intelligence, and international terrorism. Henry A. “Hank” Crumpton, a twenty-four-year veteran of the CIA’s Clandestine Service, offers a thrilling account that delivers profound lessons about what it means to serve as an honorable spy. From CIA recruiting missions in Africa to pioneering new programs like the UAV Predator, from running post–9/11 missions in Afghanistan to heading up all clandestine CIA operations in the United States, Crumpton chronicles his role—in the battlefield and in the Oval Office—in transforming the way America wages war and sheds light on issues of domestic espionage.

The Art of Intelligence

Author: Rubén Arcos,William J. Lahneman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538123479

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 1691


This professional resource offers a second volume of original simulations, exercises, and games designed by academics and intelligence professionals from around the world. These interactive learning tools add value to students’ understanding of the intelligence enterprise.

Summary of Henry A. Crumpton's The Art of Intelligence

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 39

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I dreamed of becoming a spy as a young boy. I wrote a handwritten letter to the CIA, explaining my desire to serve, and they responded by sending me a single-page typewritten letter on official CIA stationery with a logo of an eagle’s head over a multistarred compass. #2 I had always wanted to serve my country in times of great need, and I did that when I was in the CIA. I had never dreamed about the sorrow and bitter anger of a 9/11 catastrophe or losing men, foreign agents, and CIA officers who were under my command. #3 I had a fascination with American heroes as a child, and I would re-fight the battles of America’s wars in the fields and woods behind my house. I read books about the history of warfare, and I read The Craft of Intelligence, by Allen Dulles. #4 I grew up in a family of service. My father was a noncommissioned officer in the 101st Airborne for a couple of years. His four older brothers had all fought in World War II. All four of his paternal great-great-grandfathers fought in the Confederate States Army at the Battle of Peachtree Creek outside of Atlanta.

The Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis

Author: Julian Richards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199578451

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

View: 8745


Written for trainers and analysts in British policing and security services, this book takes a practical look at intelligence analysis by synthesising the key issues and providing context. With case studies and scenario-based exercises, the author presents practical recommendations for training and analysis.

The Art of Peace

Author: Juliana Geran Pilon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351485709

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

View: 2492


Sun Tzu, author of 'The Art of War', believed that the acme of leadership consists in figuring out how to subdue the enemy with the least amount of fighting?a fact that America's Founders also understood, and practiced with astonishing success. For it to work, however, a people must possess both the ability and the willingness to use all available instruments of power in peace as much as in war. US foreign policy has increasingly neglected the instruments of civilian power and become overly dependent on lethal solutions to conflict. The steep rise in unconventional conflict has increased the need for diplomatic and other non-hard power tools of statecraft. The United States can no longer afford to sit on the proverbial three-legged national security stool ("military, diplomacy, development"), where one leg is a lot longer than either of the other two, almost forgetting altogether the fourth leg?information, especially strategic communication and public diplomacy. The United States isn't so much becoming militarized as DE civilianized. According to Sun Tzu, self-knowledge is as important as knowledge of one's enemy: "if you know neither yourself nor the enemy, you will succumb in every battle." Alarmingly, the United States is deficient on both counts. And though we can stand to lose a few battles, the stakes of losing the war itself in this age of nuclear proliferation are too high to contemplate.

The Art of Command in the Civil War

Author: Steven E. Woodworth

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803247857

Category: History

Page: 216

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The military history of the Civil War has tended to focus on such issues as tactics, courage under fire, and which leader was capable of the bold stroke (Lee) and which one wasn?t (McClellan). Overlooked in these important issues is the matter of command itself: mastery of the resources required for successful military action. Inøthis work seven experts examine particular instances of command problems?such as supply, military discipline, and effective relations with subordinate commanders?and show how a general?s handling of the problem illustrates an important feature of Civil War leadership.

Handbook of Intelligence Studies

Author: Loch K. Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135986886

Category: History

Page: 401

View: 8625


This topical volume offers a comprehensive review of secret intelligence organizations and activities. Intelligence has been in the news consistently since 9/11 and the Iraqi WMD errors. Leading experts in the field approach the three major missions of intelligence: collection-and-analysis; covert action; and counterintelligence. Within each of these missions, the dynamically written essays dissect the so-called intelligence cycle to reveal the challenges of gathering and assessing information from around the world. Covert action, the most controversial intelligence activity, is explored, with special attention on the issue of military organizations moving into what was once primarily a civilian responsibility. The authors furthermore examine the problems that are associated with counterintelligence, protecting secrets from foreign spies and terrorist organizations, as well as the question of intelligence accountability, and how a nation can protect its citizens against the possible abuse of power by its own secret agencies. The Handbook of Intelligence Studies is a benchmark publication with major importance both for current research and for the future of the field. It is essential reading for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and scholars of intelligence studies, international security, strategic studies and political science in general.

The Art of War

Author: Sun Tzu

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834821705

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 8326


Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of War applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.

The Art of Intelligence

Author: William J. Lahneman,Rubén Arcos

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781442228979

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 4989


Since the 9/11 attacks, the number of intelligence courses and related curricula have soared. Many instructors look for interactive learning tools because they add immeasurable value to the student s understanding of the intelligence enterprise. Such tools, however, take time and effort to develop and are not circulated among faculty. This is the first textbook to offer in one volume original simulations, exercises, and games designed by academics and intelligence professionals from several countries. These innovative methods are meant to enhance the learning experience and provide an international perspective to the topics and approaches discussed in class. Intelligence simulations and games are presented in ready-to run formats, from easy instructions to result recordings matrices, to minimize preparation time for both instructors and students. Exercises, such as cyber attack simulation, information sharing, ethical scenarios and more, expose the student to the many subtle aspects of the intelligence enterprise through active role-playing in simulations and game exercises. The cases cover a wide range of key analytical issues and contexts with an international focus for an innovative text that will suit intelligence training courses at all levels."