Intelligence; From Secrets to Policy 6 Ed by Mark M Lowenthal
Book Description – Intelligence; From Secrets to Policy 6 Ed
Product Details Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: CQ Press (May 23, 2014) Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
“Intelligence is an excellent introduction into the realm of intelligence, both from the standpoint of the analyst and the policymaker. It is well written, clear and concise with well organized chapters. There is no text out there that covers the realm of intelligence in all of its phases as elegantly and precisely as this one does.” — Alan Clyde More “Lowenthal’s book remains the most cogent and comprehensive treatment of US intelligence and the intelligence processes. Others treat various topics, principally analysis, in greater detail, but lack the scope of Lowenthal, which is what makes it valuable. With each edition, Lowenthal ensures that the text is relatively up-to-date with recent events and trends. His sense of humor is a great addition to what otherwise could be rather wonk-ish and dry text.” — Peter Oleson
About the Author
Mark M. Lowenthal has over thirty-nine years experience in U.S. intelligence. Dr. Lowenthal has served as the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production, Vice Chairman for Evaluation on the National Intelligence Council, staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, offi ce director and as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), and Senior Specialist in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. Dr. Lowenthal has written extensively on intelligence and national security issues, including five books and over 100 articles or studies. His book Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy (6th ed., 2014) is the standard college and graduate school text on the topic. Dr. Lowenthal received his BA from Brooklyn College and his PhD in history from Harvard University. He is an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University; he was an adjunct at Columbia University from 1993-2007. Currently, Dr. Lowenthal is President and CEO of the Intelligence & Security Academy, an education and consulting firm.