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On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World

Steele, Robert David

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ISBN 10: 0971566100 / ISBN 13: 9780971566101
Editorial: OSS International Press, Oakton, VA, 2001
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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495pp.; A detailed critique of national intelligence in light of changing global events. Clean. N° de ref. de la librería 008799

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Título: On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an ...

Editorial: OSS International Press, Oakton, VA

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: First Edition

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This is the second edition of the book, identical in all respects to the first but with the addition of a single page detailing the six intelligence and counterintelligence failures that allowed the 9/11 attacks to occur. This book is about the reinvention of national, defense and business intelligence within the larger context of an open world--a world where "Evil Empires" and the Berlin Wall have fallen--but also a world where transportation, power, financial, and communications infrastructures are so open as to dramatically increase the vulnerability of America to trans-continental epidemics, anonymous information terrorism, and nation-wide power black-outs and financial melt-downs. As the world enters the Information Century, and simultaneously confronts the fragmentation of many nation-states and the emergence of widespread ethnic, tribal and criminal gang terrorism and confrontation, no topic can be more important to federal, state, and local governments--and to international, national, and local businesses than the topic of "intelligence". Thankfully, there are many positive lessons and methods to be drawn from the U.S. Intelligence Community, and there are a wealth of open sources and services that can be drawn upon to make both government and business "smarter" about their environment, their customers, and their competitors. This book is a primer on the role of intelligence qua sources, methods, and community at the dawn of the 21st century.

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The Honorable John A. Bohn
Former CEO, Moody's Investors Service, Former President, Export-Import Bank

Peter Drucker told us in 1998 that the next information revolution for business will be in the exploitation of external information. This book is an essential reference because it defines how government, business, and the academy can finally share intelligence without being tainted by espionage or handicapped by secrecy.

Rear Admiral Dr. Sigurd Hess, German Navy (Retired)
Former Chief of Staff, Allied Command Baltic Approaches

As NATO, its Partnership for Peace and the European Defense and Security Initiative devise new models for meeting their future intelligence needs, this book ought to be considered and discussed. Robert Steele's vision for the future of intelligence is clearly "internationalist" in nature. It focuses on regional partnerships between governmental and non-governmental organizations and on the value of open source intelligence collection. European Institutions should seize the opportunity to be the first to succeed in implementing this new model.

Ralph Peters, author of
Fighting for the Future: Will America Triumph?

Robert Steele is as consistently fascinating as he is consistently right; his insights on intelligence have always been at least a decade ahead of the establishment.

Commodore Patrick Tyrrell, OBE, Royal Navy

Over a broad canvas reflecting the changing nature of information and information technologies, Robert Steele lays the foundation for the future of e-intelligence.

John G. Heidenrich, author on genocide prevention

Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, East Timor--genocide has become a feature of the post-Cold War world. Robert Steele's book shows how genocide and other global problems can be effectively monitored without shortchanging traditional national security. This book is invaluable to both humanitarians and national security experts.

Major General Oleg Kalugin, KGB (Retired)
Former Elected Deputy to the Russian Parliament

All intelligence services--as well as non-governmental organizations and non-state actors--will benefit from a study of this book. Robert Steele goes well beyond the original visions of the best of the former Directors of Central Intelligence, and has crafted a brilliant, sensible, and honorable future for the intelligence profession.

Bruce Sterling, Author of Hacker Crackdown : Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier

Robert Steele is about 100 times as smart and 10,000 times as dangerous as the best of the hackers, for he is successfully hacking the most challenging of bureaucracies, the U.S. intelligence community, and doing it for the right reasons.

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