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The U.S. Intelligence Community

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The role of intelligence in US government operations has changed dramatically and is now more critical than ever to domestic security and foreign policy. This authoritative and highly researched book written by Jeffrey T. Richelson provides a detailed overview of America's vast intelligence empire, from its organizations and operations to its management structure. Drawing from a multitude of sources, including hundreds of official documents, The US Intelligence Community allows students to understand the full scope of intelligence organizations and activities, and gives valuable support to policymakers and military operations. The seventh edition has been fully revised to include a new chapter on the major issues confronting the intelligence community, including secrecy and leaks, domestic spying, and congressional oversight, as well as revamped chapters on signals intelligence and cyber collection, geospatial intelligence, and open sources. The inclusion of more maps, tables and photos, as well as electronic briefing books on the book’s Web site, makes The US Intelligence Community an even more valuable and engaging resource for students.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. List of Illustrations
  6. Preface
  7. 1. Intelligence
    1. Intelligence Activities
    2. The Intelligence Cycle
    3. Varieties of Finished Intelligence
    4. Targets
    5. The Utility of Intelligence
    6. The Intelligence Community
    7. Notes
  8. 2. National Intelligence Organizations
    1. Central Intelligence Agency
    2. National Security Agency
    3. Special Collection Service
    4. National Reconnaissance Office
    5. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
    6. National Underwater Reconnaissance Office
    7. Notes
  9. 3. Defense Department Intelligence: The Defense Intelligence Agency
    1. History and Current Charter
    2. Overview
    3. Directorate for Operations
    4. Directorate for Science and Technology
    5. Directorate for Analysis
    6. Regional Centers
    7. Directorate for Intelligence
    8. National Media Exploitation Center
    9. Notes
  10. 4. Military Service Intelligence Organizations
    1. Army Intelligence Organizations
    2. Navy Intelligence Organizations
    3. Air Force Intelligence Organizations
    4. Marine Corps Intelligence Organizations
    5. Coast Guard Intelligence Organizations
    6. Notes
  11. 5. Civilian Departmental Intelligence Organizations
    1. Department of State Intelligence
    2. Department of Energy Intelligence
    3. Department of the Treasury Intelligence
    4. Department of Homeland Security Intelligence
    5. Federal Bureau of Investigation
    6. Drug Enforcement Administration Intelligence
    7. Notes
  12. 6. Unified Command Intelligence Organizations
    1. Africa Command
    2. Central Command
    3. European Command
    4. Northern Command
    5. Pacific Command
    6. Southern Command
    7. U.S. Special Operations Command
    8. Strategic Command
    9. Transportation Command
    10. Notes
  13. 7. Geospatial Intelligence Collection, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination
    1. Collection
    2. Processing and Exploitation
    3. Dissemination
    4. Notes
  14. 8. Signals Intelligence and Cyber Collection
    1. Targets
    2. Space Collection
    3. Airborne Collection
    4. Ground-Based Remote Collection
    5. Embassy and Consular Intercept Sites
    6. Clandestine SIGINT
    7. RAMPART, MUSCULAR, and PRISM
    8. Surface Ships
    9. Underwater Collection
    10. Notes
  15. 9. Measurement and Signature Intelligence
    1. Space Collection
    2. Airborne Collection
    3. Ground Collection
    4. Seaborne Collection
    5. Undersea Collection
    6. Notes
  16. 10. Space Surveillance
    1. Dedicated SSN Sensors
    2. Collateral Sensors
    3. Contributing SSN Sensors
    4. Additional Space Surveillance Capabilities
    5. Notes
  17. 11. Human Intelligence
    1. Officers and Diplomats
    2. Agents and Assets
    3. Defectors and Émigrés
    4. Detainees and POWs
    5. Travelers and DOD Personnel
    6. Notes
  18. 12. Open Sources, Site Exploitation, and Foreign Materiel Acquisition
    1. Open Sources
    2. Site Exploitation
    3. Foreign Materiel Acquisition
    4. Notes
  19. 13. Cooperation with Foreign Services
    1. Geospatial Intelligence Cooperation
    2. Signals Intelligence Cooperation
    3. Measurement and Signature Intelligence Cooperation
    4. Space Surveillance Cooperation
    5. Human Intelligence Cooperation
    6. Open Source Intelligence Cooperation
    7. Counterterrorism Cooperation
    8. Counternarctotics Cooperation
    9. Analysis and Data Exchange
    10. Notes
  20. 14. Analysis
    1. Analysts
    2. Analytical Techniques
    3. Current Intelligence
    4. Warning Intelligence
    5. Estimates
    6. Reports and Studies
    7. Leadership Profiles
    8. Reference Documents and Databases
    9. Domestic Intelligence Analysis
    10. Notes
  21. 15. Counterintelligence
    1. The Foreign Intelligence Threat
    2. Investigations
    3. Collection
    4. Evaluation of Defectors and Agents
    5. Research, Analysis, and Production
    6. Disruption and Neutralization
    7. CI Functional Services
    8. Notes
  22. 16. Covert Action
    1. Afghanistan
    2. GREYSTONE
    3. Iran
    4. Libya
    5. Pakistan
    6. Somalia
    7. Syria
    8. Yemen
    9. Notes
  23. 17. Managing National Intelligence
    1. The President, the National Security Council, and the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board
    2. Director of National Intelligence and Deputies
    3. Committees, Boards, and Councils
    4. Intelligence Community Directives
    5. National Intelligence Program
    6. National Intelligence Management Council
    7. National Intelligence Council
    8. National Counterterrorism Center
    9. National Counterproliferation Center
    10. National Counterintelligence and Security Center
    11. Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center
    12. Notes
  24. 18. Managing Defense Intelligence
    1. The USD (I)
    2. Military Intelligence Program
    3. The Military Intelligence Board and Defense Intelligence Space Threat Committee
    4. Defense Warning Council
    5. Defense Open Source Council
    6. JCS Reconnaissance Operations Division
    7. Defense Intelligence Officers
    8. DOD and Service Directives and Instructions
    9. Notes
  25. 19. Managing Intelligence Collection, Covert Action, and Information Access
    1. Managing Satellite Imaging
    2. Managing SIGINT
    3. Managing HUMINT
    4. Managing Covert Action
    5. Managing Information Access
    6. Notes
  26. 20. Issues
    1. Spying All Over the World
    2. Fighting Terror
    3. Bulk Collection
    4. Secrecy, Transparency, and Leaks
    5. Congressional Oversight
    6. A Government-Wide Problem
    7. Notes
  27. Acronyms and Abbreviations
  28. Index