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Cases in Intelligence Analysis

Cases in Intelligence Analysis
Structured Analytic Techniques in Action

Second Edition

July 2014 | 400 pages | CQ Press

In Cases in Intelligence Analysis, accomplished instructors and intelligence practitioners Sarah Miller Beebe and Randolph H. Pherson offer robust, class-tested cases studies of events in foreign intelligence, counterintelligence, terrorism, homeland security, law enforcement, and decision-making support. In this Second Edition, the authors added five new case studies. Designed to give analysts-in-training an opportunity to apply structured analytic techniques and tackle real-life problems, each turnkey case delivers a captivating narrative, discussion questions, recommended readings, and a series of engaging analytic exercises. The text is logically organized and richly illustrated[SMB1] ; chapters begin with discussion questions, and a table of techniques precedes each set of exercises. Two hundred photos, maps, figures, tables, boxes, key terms and key takeaways, and technique templates support analysis and instruction.

1. Who Poisoned Karinna Moskalenko?
2. The Anthrax Killer
3. Cyber H2O
4. Is Wen Ho Lee a Spy?
5. Jousting with Cuba over Radio Marti
6. The Road to Tarin Kowt
7. Who Murdered Jonathan Luna?
8. The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto
9. Death in the Southwest
10. The Atlanta Olympics Bombing
11. The DC Sniper
12. Colombia's FARC Attacks the US Homeland
13. Understanding Revolutionary Organization 17 November
14. Defending Mumbai from Terrorist Attack
15. Iranian Meddling in Bahrain
16. Shades of Orange in Ukraine
17. Violence Erupts in Belgrade

This book a very good source for students who are studying Intelligence through empirical cases. I adopted this book as a secondary source.

Mr Ikrom Yakubov
Department of Politics, Dundee University
October 9, 2015
Key features


  • Five new cases are added to this edition: The Anthrax Killer, Cyber H20, Jousting with Cuba over Radio Marti, Understanding Revolutionary Organization 17 November, and Iranian Meddling in Bahrain.
  • More than fifteen new exercises engage students in critical thought.
  • Four new techniques are introduced: Quadrant Hypothesis Generation, Morphological Analysis, Getting Started Checklist, and What If? Analysis.
  • Comprehensive and easy-to-use Instructor Materials for adopters include exercise solutions, teaching notes, and key takeaways for each case.
  • Links to multimedia and other ancillaries that complement the case studies are included to encourage student mastery of material.
  • Video of actual events, interviews, maps, still photos, and more help bring the content to life.
  • An updated, annotated table of contents and a matrix of cases and techniques offer quick reference for students and instructors.

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