Secret Intelligence: A Reader

1st Edition

Richard J. Aldrich, Christopher Andrew, Christopher Andrew, Richard J. Aldrich, Wesley Wark, Wesley K. Wark

Published December 1, 2008
Textbook - 554 Pages
ISBN 9780415420242 - CAT# RU44518

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This Reader in the field of intelligence studies focuses on policy, blending classic works on concepts and approaches with more recent essays dealing with current issues and the ongoing debate about the future of intelligence.

The subject of secret intelligence has never enjoyed a higher profile. The terrorist attacks of 9/11, Madrid and London, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the missing WMD, public debates over prisoner interrogation, and new domestic security regulations have all contributed to make this a ‘hot’ subject over the past decade.

Aiming to be more comprehensive than existing books, and to achieve truly international coverage of the field, this book provides key readings and supporting material for students and course convenors. It is divided into four main sections, each of which includes full summaries of each article, further reading suggestions, and student questions:

  • The intelligence cycle
  • Intelligence, counter-terrorism and security
  • Ethics, accountability and control
  • Intelligence and the new warfare

Comprising essays by leading scholars in the field, Secret Intelligence will be essential reading both for students and for anyone wishing to understand the current relationship between intelligence and policy-making.


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