By Loch K. Johnson
While numerous effective texts on intelligence were released during the last decade, there is not any complementary set of volumes that addresses the topic in a finished demeanour for the final reader. This significant set explains how the 16 significant U.S. intelligence organisations function, how they gather details from around the globe, the issues they face in supplying additional perception into this uncooked info throughout the ideas of study, and the problems that accompany the dissemination of intelligence to policymakers in a well timed demeanour. additional, in a democracy it is very important have responsibility over mystery businesses and to think about a few moral benchmarks in engaging in clandestine operations.
In addition to intelligence assortment and research and the topic of intelligence responsibility, this set addresses the demanding situations of counterintelligence and counterterrorism, to boot covert motion. extra, it presents comparisons in regards to the quite a few methods to intelligence followed by means of different international locations around the globe. Its 5 volumes underscore the historical past, the politics, and the rules wanted for a fantastic comprehension of the way the U.S. intelligence group features within the glossy age of globalization, characterised via a speedy circulation of data throughout nationwide boundaries.
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756–81. 112. See, for example, Loch K. Johnson, ‘‘Congressional Supervision of America’s Secret Agencies: The Experience and Legacy of the Church Committee,’’ Public Administration Review 64 ( January/February 2004), pp. 3–14. 113. Frederick M. Kaiser, ‘‘Congressional Rules and Conflict Resolution: Access to Information in the House Select Committee on Intelligence,’’ Congress and the Presidency 15 (Spring 1988), pp. 49–73, and ‘‘Impact and Implications of the Iran-Contra Affair on Congressional Oversight of Covert Action,’’ International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 7 (1994), pp.
The mainstream scholarly journals in history, political science, international affairs, strategy, and public administration will occasionally carry an article on intelligence, but they are rare. The American Political Science Review, for example, has only one article on this subject in its entire history dating back to the early 20th century. 17. Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin, The Mitrokhin Archive, vol. , The Missing Dimension: Governments and Intelligence Communities in the Twentieth Century (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1984).
Robert Baer, See No Evil (New York: Crown, 2003); Harry Rositzke, The CIA’s Secret Operations: Espionage, Counterespionage, and Covert Action (New York: Reader’s Digest Press, 1977); Michael Scheuer, Imperial Hubris (Washington, DC: Brassey’s, 2004); and Theodore G. Shackley, The Third Option: An American View of Counter-insurgency Operations (New York: Reader’s Digest Press). See, also, Duane R. ‘‘Dewey’’ Clarridge, with Digby Diehl, A Spy for All Seasons: My Life in the CIA (New York: Scribner’s, 1997); and Gary Berstsen, Jawbreakers (New York: Crown, 2006).