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Strategic intelligence for American national security
Berkowitz, Bruce D., 1956-
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Publication Information:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [1989]

Physical Description:
xiii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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Central Library UB251.U5 B47 1989 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Bruce Berkowitz and Allan Goodman draw on historical analysis, interviews, and their own professional experience in the intelligence community to provide an evaluation of U.S. strategic intelligence.

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An extremely valuable exposition and critique of the public policy aspects of US strategic intelligence, written by two academics, formerly staff members in the intelligence community. The study, presented for concerned citizens, details in lay language the problems of intelligence policy. The authors explain those problems and illustrate them with numerous historical examples, paying special attention to intelligence failures and how to minimize them. Berkowitz and Goodman clearly show the need for citizen knowledge, discussion, and criticism of intelligence policy to be the same as in every other public policy field. They focus on the role in intelligence of planning, collection, analysis, organization, funding, and personnel. The place of national intelligence in public life should now be discussed. It is no longer a taboo subject. Intelligence policy is too vital to national security to be left out of the public forum. A major asset of the volume is the list of published sources used. Heavily documented; useful appendixes; good index. Highly recommended for public, college, and university libraries. -L. E. Noble Jr., Atlanta University

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