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

By Arthur S. Hulnick

With the top of the chilly battle and the dawning of a brand new century, the U.S. intelligence procedure faces new demanding situations and threats. The procedure has suffered from penetration via overseas brokers, cutbacks in assets, critical blunders in judgment, and what seems to be undesirable administration; still, it is still one of many key components of America's strategic protection. Hulnick means that issues will not be as undesirable as they appear, that America's intelligence procedure within reason prepared to house the numerous threats to nationwide protection. He examines many of the services of intelligence from intelligence amassing and espionage to the arcane fields of research, spy-catching, mystery operations, or even the enterprise of company espionage.

Hulnick deals numerous rules for making the process paintings higher and for attracting the types of latest intelligence execs who will construct a higher intelligence procedure within the subsequent century. Fixing the undercover agent Machine means that the function of the Director of primary Intelligence, the individual that runs either the CIA and oversees the U.S. Intelligence neighborhood, will be depoliticized and made improved. It additionally concludes that individuals are accountable for making the process functionality, no longer its bureaucratic constitution. nonetheless, intelligence managers are going to need to develop into much less risk-averse and extra versatile if the procedure is to operate at its best.

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