The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection
- Mark M. Lowenthal - Intelligence & Security Academy, LLC
- Robert M. Clark
An all-new groundbreaking title on Intelligence Collection
Leading intelligence experts Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark bring together an all new, groundbreaking title. The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection describes, in non-technical terms, the definition, history, process, management, and future trends of each intelligence collection source (INT). Authoritative and non-polemical, this book is the perfect teaching tool for classes addressing various types of collection. Chapter authors are past or current senior practitioners of the INT they discuss, providing expert assessment of ways particular types of collection fit within the larger context of the U.S. Intelligence Community. This volume shows all-source analysts a full picture of how to better task and collaborate with their collection partners, and gives intelligence collectors an appreciation of what happens beyond their “stovepipes,” as well as a clear assessment of the capabilities and limitations of INT collection.
The textbook provides a basic overview of the five Intelligence collection disciplines that is easily digestible for undergraduates and establishes a solid framework for students to then apply the information to case studies and practical exercises.