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Introduction to Intelligence

Introduction to Intelligence
Institutions, Operations, and Analysis

February 2021 | 440 pages | CQ Press
Introduction to Intelligence: Institutions, Operations, and Analysis offers a strategic, international, and comparative approach to covering intelligence organizations and domestic security issues. Written by multiple authors, each chapter draws on the author's professional and scholarly expertise in the subject matter. As a core text for an introductory survey course in intelligence, this text provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to intelligence, including institutions and processes, collection, communications, and common analytic methods.

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Intelligence History
Chapter 3. Intelligence and Security Institutions: Organizations and Processes
Chapter 4. Comparative Intelligence Systems
Chapter 5. Intelligence Operations
Chapter 6. Counterintelligence
Chapter 7. Covert Operations
Chapter 8. Cyberspace Operations and the Information Environment
Chapter 9: Intelligence Regulation and Governance
Chapter 10. Inter-Agency Communications
Chapter 11. Intelligence Analysis
Chapter 12. Analytic Methods
Chapter 13. The Ethics of Intelligence
Chapter 14. Threats to the United States and its Interests
Key features


  • Spotlight on Careers introduces students to the numerous roles and responsibilities associated with different intelligence activities that can be found within the International Association for Intelligence Education’s (IAFIE) Standards for Intelligence Education (2011).
  • Several Case Studies embrace both historical content and more recent controversies subject to national interest, demonstrating the myriad of applications for Intelligence Studies in the real world.
  • To help reinforce students’ understanding of the content, a Conclusion, Key Concepts, and Additional Reading section can be found at the end of each chapter.
  • The text includes two standalone chapters on ethics and cyber intelligence to give students a stronger understanding of two topics that have become increasingly important in Intelligence Studies.
  • Discussions around Homeland Security and law enforcement intelligence encourage students to think critically about the medium- to long-term threats facing the United States.

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ISBN: 9781544374673