Fixing the Spy Machine: Preparing American Intelligence for by Arthur S. Hulnick

By Arthur S. Hulnick

With the tip of the chilly battle and the dawning of a brand new century, the U.S. intelligence method faces new demanding situations and threats. The method has suffered from penetration via international brokers, cutbacks in assets, severe blunders in judgment, and what seems to be undesirable administration; still, it continues to be one of many key parts of America's strategic safety. Hulnick means that issues aren't as undesirable as they appear, that America's intelligence process within reason prepared to house the various threats to nationwide safeguard. He examines some of the features of intelligence from intelligence amassing and espionage to the arcane fields of study, spy-catching, mystery operations, or even the enterprise of company espionage.

Hulnick deals quite a few rules for making the process paintings larger and for attracting the types of recent intelligence execs who will construct a more robust intelligence method within the subsequent century. Fixing the undercover agent Machine means that the position of the Director of vital Intelligence, the person that runs either the CIA and oversees the U.S. Intelligence neighborhood, may be depoliticized and made more advantageous. It additionally concludes that individuals are answerable for making the procedure functionality, no longer its bureaucratic constitution. nonetheless, intelligence managers are going to need to turn into much less risk-averse and extra versatile if the method is to operate at its best.

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