My initial thought revolves around the fact we (America) find difficulties regarding
strategic intelligence let alone moving into a new unknown realm strategic counterintelligence.
For over two decades now, I have been taught about operational security (O
Collection Management within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) involves identifying
intelligence gaps, fabricators, supervising Case Officers (CO), and identifying the best means to
obtain needed information. CIA Collection Management Officers (CMO) e
What is the role of covert action as a tool of strategic decision-making? What conflicts exist
where an intelligence agency is the same that uses secret information to carry-out executive
decisions to engage in covert action? Does covert action support th
When thinking about Strategic Intelligence, lets take a quick look at how it is collected for a bit.
We know there are many different ways to accomplish this. Instead of just 'thinking' about
'strategic intelligence,' let's take a look at two real wartime
I view much of Heidenrichs article as an antiquated approach against some threats and
relevant against other threats. The world, which exists today, contains a more robust threat than
at any other time in history. Additionally, Americas robust intelligenc
Discuss the issues facing Congress when providing oversight of strategic covert action programs
while at the same time being a consumer/user and owning the budget for strategic intelligence
analysis and production.
Does oversight work as it exists? Is the
Why is the development and presentation of finished strategic analysis products, primarily the
NIE and PDB, so complex, and often fraught with contradictions and nuanced conclusions?
The National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) and the Presidential Daily Brie