Estimative Intelligence: The Purposes and Problems of National Intelligence Estimating

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Building on David A. Brinkley and Andrew W. Hull's work of the same title, Ford traces the evolution of national intelligence estimating from the days before Pearl Harbour to the post Cold-War era. Ford covers such topics as the purpose of national intelligence estimating before, during and after the Korean War, the present system of national estimating, the National Intelligence Council, and tomorrow's estimative needs.

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Harold P. Ford has been a Staff Chief of CIA's Office of National Estimates; Chief of a major CIA station overseas; a Staff Officer of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; a National Intelligence Officer (NIO); Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC); and Acting Chairman of the NIC.

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Takes the reader to the heart of America's secret government, written by one of the nation's best intelligence analysts.>>>> (Loch Johnson)

An excellent survey of a government function that is not widely understood, yet crucial.>>>> (Richard Betts)

A balanced and authoritative account of how the agency performed its most important single function; of immense value not only to intelligence professionals and historians but to historians of policy.>>>> (William Bundy)

Good history and an accuate depiction of America's intelligence bureaucracy in action.>>>> (William Bundy Conflict Quarterly.)

Ford's book makes its contribution on important issues...through its flair and perception in covering the ground with such economy.>>>> (William Bundy Intelligence And National Security)

...superb. The monograph's value is enormous for students who are seeking guidance on how intelligence analysts can effectively serve national policymakers. (Cline, Ray S.)

Takes the reader to the heart of America's secret government, written by one of the nation's best intelligence analysts. (Loch Johnson)

An excellent survey of a government function that is not widely understood, yet crucial. (Richard Betts)

A balanced and authoritative account of how the agency performed its most important single function; of immense value not only to intelligence professionals and historians but to historians of policy. (William Bundy)

Good history and an accuate depiction of America's intelligence bureaucracy in action. (William Bundy Conflict Quarterly.)

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