Week 8: Surprise Attack and Strategic Warning
A. Difference between surprise attack and strategic warning.
-Strategic warning relates to a general threat. i.e. warning of war, warning of regime
change Has broad implications. It helps policy planning and r
Week 6: Analysis
A. Types of analysis: a. basic/factual b. current/reportorial c. analytic/estimative d.
-analyist categories: political,/leadership, economic, military, scientific/technical/weapons
-types of products: data bases, daily pubs, peri
Week 2: Origins and Functions of the Intelligence Community
A. Early use of Intelligence in conflicts
-Use of intelligence dates to American Revolution.
-George Washington big believer in intelligence as force multiplier. Seige of Boston. Nathan
Week 1: Introduction
A. Approaches to study of Intelligence
-Historical, organizational, functional, issue related
-Two views on intelligence: cloak and dagger, spies vs. social science, analysis
-Study of intelligence increasingly viewed as relevant to s
Week 5: Humint and Counterintelligence
A. History of Humint during Cold War
-CIA plays lead role in foreign Humint collection, and has since 1947. Services do some
collection, but focus on military threats. Use of attaches. State had limited role via
Week 3: Current IC structure and Budget
A. IC Structure Prior to 9/11 (Chart)
-Large DOD component.
-CIA only non-departmental agency. No policy agenda.
-DCI with three hats: Presidental, IC, CIA. Too many hats?
-IC stovepipes on collection and analysis.
Week 7: Intelligence and National Policy.
A. Issue of Politicization
- Objectivity and credibility of analysis key problems. Carter-Turner and Reagan-Casey.
CIA has always had problems in political town with left and right. Policymakers have
their own bia
Week 9: Military Intelligence and Counterinsurgency
A. Military Intelligence Overview
-Historical rivalry between DOD and CIA since 1947. ie Korea, Soviet missile threat,
Vietnam, etc. Creation of DIA in 1961 as national intelligence organization to rival
Week 10: Covert Action
-Covert Action-Clandestine activities undertaken to influence foreign governments or
situations while concealing US involvement. Plausible deniability key to success, and
major difference between secret and covert.
Week 4: Technical and Open Source Collection
A. Major Collection Issues and Controversies
-The size of the collection budget and the need for classification.
-The allocation of collection resources between national and military priotities.
-Whether too mu