Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies: An Anthology

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Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies--An Anthology, Third Edition, is the most up-to-date reader in intelligence studies. Editors Loch K. Johnson and James J. Wirtz present a diverse, comprehensive, and yet highly accessible set of readings from leading experts in the field.

Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition includes:

* Twenty-four new articles examining a wide variety of important issues (satellite surveillance, 9/11, the search for WMDs in Iraq, homeland security, and counterterrorism)
* A new epilogue analyzing the current state of intelligence
* Updated introductions at the beginning of each piece that help to contextualize chapter content
* Discussion questions at the end of each chapter that reinforce key concepts and encourage class participation
* Comprehensive coverage of many hot topics including the history of intelligence, how the United States gathers and interprets global information, the meaning of security intelligence, methods of intelligence collection, intelligence analysis, the danger of intelligence politicization, relationships between intelligence officers and the policymakers they serve, covert action, counterintelligence, accountability and civil liberties, the implications of major intelligence failures in 2001 and 2003, and intelligence as practiced in other nations

The most engaging, current--and expertly edited--anthology available, Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies--An Anthology, Third Edition, is ideal for courses in intelligence and homeland security.

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About the Author:


Loch K. Johnson is Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia and a Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor.

James J. Wirtz is Dean of the School of International Graduate Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, and Director of the Global Center for Security Cooperation, Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

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"Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies is useful because each section covers a specific topic, which the editors introduce clearly. It then presents articles by various authors who express different viewpoints on the given topic. This methodology helps students to learn both theory and practical aspects of the issues, and gives them a clear understanding of the differences in thought that experts have."--Anita J. Bucknam, The Ohio State University"Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies is an admirable contribution to the intelligence canon. This reader clearly meets its goal of bringing together a set of diverse and useful articles across much of the intelligence process. It also serves as an excellent supplement to a main textbook."--Mark M. Lowenthal, Johns Hopkins University

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