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The US Intelligence Community

The US Intelligence Community

6th Edition
July 2011
Trade Paperback · 624 Pages
$50.00 U.S. · $57.50 CAN · £33.99 U.K. · €35.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780813345116

 

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Description

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 provides a detailed overview of America’s vast intelligence empire—its organizations, its operations (from spies on the ground to satellites thousands of miles in space), and its management structure. Relying on a multitude of sources, including hundreds of official documents, author Jeffrey T. Richelson provides an up-to-date picture that will allow students to understand the full scope of the US intelligence community’s organizations and activities and give valuable support to policymakers and military operations. Fully revised throughout, the sixth edition of this definitive text includes new material on intelligence organization, foreign and domestic intelligence collection and analysis, covert action, and cooperation with foreign intelligence services.

About the Author

Jeffrey T. Richelson received his PhD in political science from the University of Rochester in 1975 and has taught at The University of Texas at Austin and American University, Washington, DC. A senior fellow at the National Security Archive in Washington, DC, Richelson has authored numerous works on intelligence, spying, and weapons of mass destruction, including The Wizards of Langley: Inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology and Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea.