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The Resource National security intelligence : secret operations in defense of the democracies, Loch K. Johnson

National security intelligence : secret operations in defense of the democracies, Loch K. Johnson

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National security intelligence : secret operations in defense of the democracies
Title
National security intelligence
Title remainder
secret operations in defense of the democracies
Statement of responsibility
Loch K. Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
National security intelligence is a vast, complicated, and important topic, made doubly hard for citizens to understand because of the thick veils of secrecy that surround it. This definitive introduction to the field guides readers skilfully through this hidden side of government. It not only explains the three primary missions of intelligence - information collection and analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action - it also explores the wider dilemmas posed by the existence of secret government organizations in 'open' societies. With over thirty-five years of experience studying intelligence agencies and their activities, Loch Johnson illuminates difficult questions such as why intelligence organizations make mistakes in assessing world events; why some intelligence officers decide to work against their own country on behalf of foreign regimes; and how agencies succumb to scandals, including spying on the very citizens they are meant to protect. National Security Intelligence is tailor-made to meet the interests of students and general readers who care about how nations protect themselves against threats through the establishment of intelligence organizations - and how they continue to strive for safeguards to prevent the misuse of this secret power. -- Book Description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Loch K.
Dewey number
327.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UB270
LC item number
.J64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intelligence service
  • National security
Label
National security intelligence : secret operations in defense of the democracies, Loch K. Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The first line of defense -- Intelligence collection and analysis: knowing about the world -- Covert action: secret attempts to shape history -- Counterintelligence: the hunt for moles -- Safeguards against the abuse of secret power -- National security intelligence: shield and hidden sword of the democracies
Control code
ocn761376632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 228 p.
Isbn
9780745649399
Isbn Type
(cased)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745649405
  • (OCoLC)761376632
Label
National security intelligence : secret operations in defense of the democracies, Loch K. Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The first line of defense -- Intelligence collection and analysis: knowing about the world -- Covert action: secret attempts to shape history -- Counterintelligence: the hunt for moles -- Safeguards against the abuse of secret power -- National security intelligence: shield and hidden sword of the democracies
Control code
ocn761376632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 228 p.
Isbn
9780745649399
Isbn Type
(cased)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780745649405
  • (OCoLC)761376632

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