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The author explores the centrality of Human Intelligence (HUMINT) in meeting the needs of the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, and the whole of government. Such intelligence is essential to create a national security strategy, to define whole of government policies, to acquire the right capabilities at the right price in time to be useful, and to conduct local and global operations. He outlines 15 distinct types of HUMINT, four of which are classified (defensive and offensive counterintelligence, clandestine operations, and covert action), with the other 11 being predominantly unclassified. The author offers the U.S. Army an orientation to a world in which thinkers displace shooters as the center of gravity for planning, programming, and budgeting, as well as the proper structuring of mission mandates, force structures, and tactics and techniques to be used in any given mission area.--
"Intelligence" suggests both covert information gathering and the faculty used to process information into something new. Many contemporary artists might be seen as intelligence agents at large in society, gathering, sifting, and transforming the raw data of our lives, critically examining our environment, the way we live and our social relationships. This book brings together the work of 22 artists who share such an approach, including Susan Hiller, Gillian Wearing, and Douglas Gordon. An introductory essay highlights the choice of works, and the book includes an illustrated text on each artist. Lively contributions by Ralph Rugoff and Charlie Gere explore further the fundamental importance of intelligence today, not only in the art world but in daily life. Intelligence records the first in a series of exhibitions of New British Art to be held every three years at Tare Britain. The intention of the series is to provide a bold and dynamic interpretation of current work.
This is the first definitive, in-the-trenches guide to bring proven government intelligence tactics onto the corporate battlefiled. Helping companies turn information into intelligence, and then use this knowledge trategically, Shaker and Gembicki offer crucial advice for every business person on how to collect, analyze, and disseminate vital information to key decision-makers. And in a proactive strike, The Warroom Guide to competitive Intelligence tells organizations how to set up their own "WarRoom," in order to gather and protect vital information to give them that competitive edge.
Essays by a diverse and distinguished group of historians, political scientists, and sociologists examine the alarms, emergencies, controversies, and confusions that have characterized America's Cold War, the post-Cold War interval of the 1990s, and today's "Global War on Terror." This "Long War" has left its imprint on virtually every aspect of American life; by considering it as a whole, The Long War is the first volume to take a truly comprehensive look at America's response to the national-security crisis touched off by the events of World War II. Contributors consider topics ranging from grand strategy and strategic bombing to ideology and economics and assess the changing American way of war and Hollywood's surprisingly consistent depiction of Americans at war. They evaluate the evolution of the national-security apparatus and the role of dissenters who viewed the myriad activities of that apparatus with dismay. They take a fresh look at the Long War's civic implications and its impact on civil-military relations. More than a military history, The Long War examines the ideas, policies, and institutions that have developed since the United States claimed the role of global superpower. This protracted crisis has become a seemingly permanent, if not defining aspect of contemporary American life. In breaking down the old and artificial boundaries that have traditionally divided the postwar period into neat historical units, this volume provides a better understanding of the evolution of the United States and U.S. policy since World War II and offers a fresh perspective on our current national security predicament.