Drawing on over two decades as an intelligence officer and historian of the field, Lowenthal (Columbia U. and George Washington U.) argues that intelligence must be understood within the context of the larger policy process that it serves. In a text for a graduate or undergraduate introductory course, he discusses the process by which intelligence is created and used, including such topics as covert action, counter intelligence, oversight, and challenges and issues of the post-Cold-War era.
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Mark M. Lowenthal has over forty-one years of experience in U.S. intelligence. He has served as the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production, Vice Chairman for Evaluation on the National Intelligence Council, staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, office director and as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), and Senior Specialist in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. He is now the President and CEO of the Intelligence & Security Academy, an education and consulting firm. Dr. Lowenthal received his BA from Brooklyn College and his PhD in history from Harvard University. He serves as an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University; the National Intelligence University; and Sciences Po (Paris). He was an adjunct at Columbia University from 1993-2007.Review:
"Lowenthal's book remains the most cogent and comprehensive treatment of US intelligence and the intelligence processes. Others treat various topics, principally analysis, in greater detail, but lack the scope of Lowenthal, which is what makes it valuable. With each edition, Lowenthal ensures that the text is relatively up-to-date with recent events and trends. His sense of humor is a great addition to what otherwise could be rather wonk-ish and dry text." -- Peter Oleson "Intelligence is an excellent introduction into the realm of intelligence, both from the standpoint of the analyst and the policymaker. It is well written, clear and concise with well organized chapters. There is no text out there that covers the realm of intelligence in all of its phases as elegantly and precisely as this one does." -- Alan Clyde More
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Book Description Congressional Quarterly Books, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111568025122
Book Description Congressional Quarterly Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1568025122 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0663815