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Examples of recent studies: "Lazy, not biased: Susceptibility to partisan fake news is better explained by lack of reasoning than by motivated reasoning" People with low critical thinking skills are more likely to believe fake news. In this study, the authors wanted to know whether or not people share fake news because it confirms their own partisan ideology or because of low critical thinking.
"Can Fact-checking Prevent Politicians from Lying?" Fact-checking might help politicians drop claims In this study, the author analyzed how fact-checking affected the rhetoric of presidential candidates in the 2012 and 2016 U.S. presidential elections.
New and Forthcoming Books of the Week
A unique view of climate change glimpsed through the world's disappearing resources. The physical world itself won't end, one that we can survive in will: our livelihoods, our homes, our cultures. We're past the tipping point.
Longer droughts in the Middle East. Growing desertification in China and Africa. The monsoon season shrinking in India. Amped-up heat waves in Australia. More intense hurricanes reaching America. Water wars in the Horn of Africa. Rebellions, refugees and starving children across the globe. These are not disconnected events but pieces of a larger puzzle.
Unless we start addressing the causes of climate change, we will be facing a series of unstoppable catastrophes by the time current preschoolers graduate from college. Our world is in trouble — right now. The bad news? Within two decades our carbon budget will reach a point of no return.
Nesbit suggests we can get out of this canyon by changing the worn-out climate conversation to one that's relevant to every person. Nesbit provides a blueprint for workable solutions which must be tackled together. Lives and lifestyles will have to greatly change if future generations are to survive.
"Few people understand the depth of the planet's vulnerabilities as well as Jeff Nesbit - he's uniquely placed to write a touchstone book for understanding the world we're daily creating."
"If you only read one book on why Earth's changing climate system matters - right now - this is it. Read this book."
Two defense experts explore the collision of war, politics, and social media, where battles are now only a click away.
Through the weaponization of social media, the Internet has begun to transform war and politics, and vice versa. Terrorists livestream their attacks, "Twitter wars" produce real-world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles, but the fate of nations. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new battle space that plays out on laptops, tablets, and smart phones.
Section I - INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTSGunmen Attack Intelligence Service Center in Afghan Capital Kabul. Gunmen attacked an area around a security base and training center for Afghanistan's intelligence service in the capital Kabul on Thursday, holding off security forces for hours before being killed.
Sherman, speaking Aug. 14 at the DoDIIS conference in Omaha, Nebraska, outlined six main thrusts of this second epoch "to ensure that we are able to keep up the progress as we get ready to move into the next decade." [Read more: Pomerleau/c4isrnet/14August201]
Colombia: Ex-Intelligence Officer
Convicted for Journalist's Murder. Jose Miguel Narvaez,
sub-director of the disbanded Colombian intelligence agency the
Administrative Department of Security (DAS for its Spanish acronym), was
sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of Colombian journalist,
comedian, lawyer, and peace activist Jaime Garzon Tuesday.
Jaime Garzon was murdered in Bogota by two hitmen on August 13, 1999. According to the investigations, Narvaez used his close relationship to former paramilitary chief Carlos Casta'o Gil to request the murder of Garzon, who Narvaez considered an ally of now demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN).
After a two-year trial, the court contended that there was sufficient testimony to prove Narvaez's participation in Garzon's execution.
According to local media, before his murder, Garzon revealed he had received death threats and visited paramilitary boss Angel Custodio Gaitan in a Bogota prison to beg for his life. Gaitan reportedly responded saying it would be complicated to stop Casta'o's order. [Read more: telesurtv.net/14August2018]
Data as a Team Sport: An Intelligence
Community-Wide Panel Discussion. Data officers from
across the intelligence community participated in a panel discussion, Aug.
14, at the Defense Intelligence Agency Department of Defense Intelligence
Information System Worldwide Conference.
Moderated by Steve Prosser, chief data officer for the intelligence community, the panelists discussed the data centric shift of the intelligence community and the changes in infrastructure to make data more available across all agencies.
Office of Naval Intelligence Chief Data officer Ben Apple explained that in the past, data was compartmentalized in applications with restricted access, but the intelligence community is currently breaking down the silos, providing analysts with new data and moving from forensic analysis to predictive. He added, by going to a multifaceted environment, it cuts down on redundancy and adapts to an enterprise-wide look at data.
Panel members also emphasized that while making data accessible is important, changing culture and standardizing language within the intelligence community is as equally essential. [Read more: Thoennes/dia/14August2018]
Angelo State University Signs Agreement
with National Security Agency. ASU and NCS
administrators signed an articulation agreement Thursday that will allow
NSA employees to transfer their NCS credits into seven different
undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs offered through
ASU's Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies (CSS).
"NSA has qualified people who don't have the associated degrees to advance at the agency," said Dr. Tony R. "Randy" Mullis, CSS director in a press release. "This agreement is a means to a larger end - to help provide the education that will ensure those employees can get the credentials needed to remain at NSA and keep serving and protecting our nation."
NCS students who complete the CYBR 3422 cybersecurity course can transfer 12 credit hours into one of these ASU graduate degree programs: [Read more: Green/sanangelolive/16August2018]
The new directive, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes as Gen. Paul Nakasone, who heads both the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, has recommended to Pentagon leaders that the two organizations remain under one head for at least two years. The call to end this "dual-hat" arrangement dates to the Obama administration, but the effort was delayed, and when Nakasone took over he gave the matter a fresh look. [Read more: Nakashima/washingtonpost/16August2018]
Forgotten Section of Berlin Wall
Discovered Near Germany's Foreign Intelligence HQ. A
local official has discovered a forgotten remnant of the Berlin Wall close
to the new headquarters of Germany's foreign intelligence service.
It is the second long-lost piece of the barrier to be identified and given protected status this year.
District councillor Ephraim Gothe said he stumbled across the stretch of concrete wall, partly hidden by bushes, on a walk with locals in June.
He said they puzzled over it then "assumed that this could be part of the former wall". [Read more: ap/15August2018]
Section II - CONTEXT & PRECEDENCEBotched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents. It was considered one of the CIA's worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency's network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. But since then, a question has loomed over the entire debacle.
"The attitude was that we've got this, we're untouchable," said one of the officials who, like the others, declined to be named discussing sensitive information. The former official described the attitude of those in the agency who worked on China at the time as "invincible." [Read more: Dorfman/foreignpolicy/15August2018]
Meet the Indiana Dad Who Hunts Russian
Trolls. When it comes to hobbies, Josh Russell concedes
he gets a little obsessive. No matter his interest, be it videogames or
miniature figurine board games, he always wants to be the best. Perhaps
that explains the dedication he's shown to his latest pastime: Hunting
By day, the 39-year-old father of two works as a systems analyst and programmer at Indiana University. Once the kids are tucked in, he spends hours scouring social media to unmask the operatives behind the disinformation campaigns roiling Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms.
Russell is part of a growing network of online sleuths using public information to conduct open source investigations into Russian accounts posing as Americans. Officially, their work is called open-source intelligence, or OSINT, and it often identifies trolls before the platforms do. Russell's work in particular has helped journalists at CNN, NBC News, The Daily Beast, and other outlets cut through the lies and disinformation.
"My main motivation is to kind of help people understand what happened," Russell says. "Just documenting what happened and that what different bots may have been up to on Twitter, so people can see and look at the data for themselves and maybe think, 'I've been consuming this disinformation and maybe I should stop." [Read more: O'Sullivan/cnn/15August2018]
Japan Releases Files on 1942 Tokyo
Spy Ring That Helped USSR Win World War II. Japan has
released secret documents from 1942 relating to the Tokyo spy ring led by
Richard Sorge, a German who spied for the USSR and is often credited with
helping Moscow win World War II. The documents detail efforts by the
wartime Japanese government to trivialize the discovery of the Sorge spy
ring, which was at the heart of modern Japan's biggest spy scandal.
Thirty-five people, many of them highly placed Japanese officials, were
arrested in Tokyo in October of 1941 for spying for the Soviet Union.
Sorge, the German head of the spy ring, had fought for the Central Powers
in World War I, but had subsequently become a communist and trained in
espionage by Soviet military intelligence. He was then sent to Tokyo where
he struck a close friendship with the German Ambassador and joined the
German embassy. He eventually informed Moscow that German ally Japan was
not planning to invade Russia from the east. That tip allowed Stalin to
move hundreds of thousands of troops from the Far East to the German
front, which in turn helped the USSR beat back the Nazi advance and win
Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun, which has seen the declassified documents, said they were among the personal files of Taizo Ota, a Japanese counterintelligence official who led Division VI of Japan's Ministry of Justice. [Read more: Fitsanakis/intelnews/20August2018]
First, Brennan. [Read more: Ewing/npr/18August2018]
U.S. Intelligence Should Embrace
Sasse's Cyber Solarium Commission. Busy officials in the
Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
could be forgiven for reacting to provisions in the National Defense
Authorization Act that create a panel to review cybersecurity policies as
yet another congressionally directed imposition on the energies of experts
already straining daily to deal with the threat. That would be a mistake.
We sorely need new thinking, broader consensus, and greater urgency on
cyber policy. Here is why U.S. intelligence, in particular, should
proactively support the new Cyberspace "Solarium" Commission even in the
face of likely White House indifference.
The FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act signed by the president earlier this week establishes a bipartisan commission to evaluate alternative strategies for protecting America's vital interests in cyberspace. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), the sponsor of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, described its purpose as developing a doctrine that informs "how, when, and where we play offense and defense... how best to organize our government, increase coordination between agencies, [and] recruit and retain top talent."
Policy consensus has proven dangerously elusive in the decade-plus since the U.S. intelligence community began energetically warning of risks to U.S. infrastructure and competitiveness from foreign cyber attacks. Notwithstanding sincere efforts in the public and private sectors to address this challenge, cyber attacks by foreign actors have only grown more frequent, complex, and costly. [Read more: Slick/warontherocks/16August2018
You saw it in the reaction to the Khost attack in 2009 when an Al Qaida double agent, allowed into a CIA base without being searched or in any other manner screened for explosives or weapons detonated a suicide vest and killed or wounded effectively the entire complement of a key CIA installation. Despite the fact the operation was micro managed from the highest levels of the agency, a year-long internal inquiry ultimately found no one at fault and took no action against anyone. The careers, pensions and reputations of senior officers at home were far more important than the broken bodies and shattered lives resulting from the attack. Better that grieving loved ones spend the rest of their lives searching for answers as to how such a tragedy occurred than a senior officer behind a desk in Washington be disciplined for being grossly incompetent. [Read more: Faddis/andmagazine/19August2018]
Intelligence Agencies and the Value of
Silence. "Selflessness," said President Dwight D.
Ike was replying to a question from Vice President Richard Nixon, who had asked him what he considered most important in selecting people to work with him, whether in war or peace, or the twilight ambiguous struggle known as the Cold War.
Nixon in his memoirs writes that the president was silent for an extraordinarily long time before answering. The quiet continued for so long that the vice president wondered if the boss had forgotten the question.
Not a chance. [Read more: Cyr/providencejournal/21August2018]
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Section V - Events
AFIO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS IN COMING TWO MONTHS....
29 August 2018 (Wednesday), 11:30 am - San Francisco, CA - The AFIO San Francisco Chapter hosts FBI ASAC Lisa Gentilcore on "The Chinese Use of Social Media"
FBI ASAC Lisa Gentilcore addresses the AFIO San Francisco Chapter on "The Chinese Use of Social Media" at this luncheon meeting.
Location: Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080
RSVP: Eventbrite Registration may be completed
Reservation and pre-payment is required before 25 August 2018. The venue cannot accommodate walk-ins. Questions? Contact Mariko Kawaguchi, Board Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Saturday 15 September 2018, Noon - Melbourne, FL - The AFIO Florida Space Coast Chapter hosts Greg Donovan and Renee Purden on "TSA, FAA, Intelligence and Other Security and Preparedness Matters."
The AFIO Florida Space Coast Chapter hosts Greg Donovan,
AAE, Executive Director of Orlando Melbourne International Airport, and Renee
Purden, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Orlando
Melbourne International Airport Police Force.
Director Donovan and Chief Purden will address such topics as: the local management and police/security relationships and coordination with the federal Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration; the usefulness on our local scene of national and international intelligence reports and the Domestic Outreach Plan for the federal information sharing program; security in the General Aviation sector, and the airport's emergency preparedness plans for catastrophic events.
Event location: Suntree Country Club, One Country Club Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940
To register, or for more information, please contact FSC Chapter President at email@example.com.
Monday, 24 September 2018, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts Elizabeth Peek on "Tariffs and the threat of tariffs and a strong US economy are America's best weapons in confronting our adversaries."
SPEAKER: Elizabeth ('Liz") Peek -
Well-known writer and columnist for the bipartisan The Fiscal Times and the The Hill among other publications covering economics,
finance, and politics.
TOPIC: Tariffs and the threat of tariffs and a strong US economy are America's best weapons in confronting our adversaries. The talk will focus on Iran and China in particular.
TIME: Meeting starts 6:00 PM. Registration starts 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Society of Illustrators building: 128 East 63rd Street Between Lexington Ave and Park Ave in Manhattan.
COST: $50/person. Cash or check payable at the door only. Full dinner and cash bar.
REGISTRATION: Strongly recommended. not required. Phone Jerry Goodwin 1-646-717-3776 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, 2 November 2018, 10 am - 2 pm - Tysons, VA - AFIO National Winter Luncheon features Ambassador Prudence Bushnell and authors Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall
First notice AFIO's Fall Luncheon Friday, 2 November 2018. Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala, and Dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute, will discuss Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience ― My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings
Authors Gus Russo and Eric
Dezenhall will discuss Best of Enemies: The Last
Great Spy Story of the Cold War Of this book, being
released at the event, early reviewers have said: "... crucial for anyone
who wants to understand espionage or the Cold War."― James Grady, author
of Six Days of the Condor
"If John le Carré wrote nonfiction and was a great reporter, BEST OF ENEMIES would be the result."―Laurence Leamer, author
"... how an American CIA agent and a Russian KGB agent wound up on the same side. You have to read it to believe it."―Tom Brokaw
Former KGB Officer Gennady Vasilenko, and Michelle "Mox" Platt, daughter of the late CIA Operations Officer Jack Platt, will be in attendance.
Badge pick-up starts at 10 a.m. First speaker is Ambassador Bushnell, at 11 a.m. Gus Russo and Eric Dezenhall speak at 1 p.m.
Register here to ensure a seat. Event Location: DoubleTree-Hilton, Tysons Corner, VA [formerly the Crowne Plaza], at 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102. Directions are here.
Monday, 3 December 2018, 5:30 - 8 pm - New York, NY - AFIO NY Metro Chapter hosts Jen Easterly on "Cyber Attacks, Terrorism, and other Threats to National Security."
Jen Easterly is currently a Managing
Director of Morgan Stanley, having joined the firm after 26 years of U.S.
government service in national security, military intelligence, and cyber
operations. Previously, Jen served on the National Security Council as
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for
Counterterrorism where she led the development of U.S. counterterrorism
policy and strategy.
Prior to that, she was the Deputy for Counterterrorism at the NSA, a position she assumed following retirement from the US Army, where her service included command and staff assignments in the intelligence and cyber fields, as well as tours of duty in Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
A graduate of West Point, she holds a Master's degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Oxford where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a French-American Foundation Young Leader, Jen is the recipient of the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, the George S. Franklin Fellowship, and the Director, National Security Agency Fellowship. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Morgan Stanley Foundation.
Location: Society of Illustrators, 128
E 63rd St (between Park and Lexington), New York, NY 10065.
Timing: Registration starts at 5:30 pm, Speaker presentation starts at 6 pm.
Fee: $50/person. Payment at the door only. Cash or check. Full dinner, cash bar.
RSVP: Strongly recommended that you RSVP to ensure space at event. Call or Email Chapter President Jerry Goodwin at email@example.com or 646-717-3776.
Other Upcoming Events from Advertisers, Corporate Sponsors, and Others
Thursday, 23 August 2018, 6:30pm - Washington, DC - Spies on Screen: Mata Hari, Agent H21 - Film at the International Spy Museum
World War I Paris offered the legendary Mata Hari some unique
opportunities. This 1964 film featuring Jeanne Moreau and Jean-Louis
Trintignant imagines how the famous dancer used her charm and seductive
powers to spy for Germany and bankroll a glamorous life. But when she
falls in love, her life as a spy loses its luster. This spy romance
includes invisible ink, quick escapes, and a doomed love - perfect film
fare for a summer evening. Along with the evening's screening of Mata
Hari, H21, enjoy popcorn and sparkling French soda almost as tasty
as Jeanne Moreau's Mata Hari. In French with English subtitles; screening
at the Spy Museum. Co-sponsored by the Alliance Fran'aise de Washington.
Tickets for the general public: $10 per person; tickets for Spy Museum members: $8 per person. Visit www.spymuseum.org.
5 September 2018, 7 to 8:45 pm - McLean, VA - Robert Spencer, Director
of Jihad Watch, discusses "The History of Jihad" at the Westminster
Robert Spencer, Director of Jihad Watch, discusses "The History of Jihad" at the Westminster Institute.
Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad ( both by Regnery Publishing). His latest book is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books). It will be available for purchase and signing.
Where: Westminster Institute, 6729 Curran St, McLean, VA
No fee to attend.
More information and to register, do so here.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 11 am - 12:15 pm - Washington, DC - "The Iranian Protests, Nuclear Deal, and Change from Obama to Trump" - a presentation by Dr Raymond Tanter at the DMGS
Dr. Raymond Tanter, Professor Emeritus, University of
Michigan and former NSC staff, discusses "The Iranian Protests, Nuclear
Deal, and Change from Obama to Trump" at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School
of National Security.
Tanter will discuss the opposition to the Iranian regime and how the West and the US might facilitate political change in Iran. The context for his discussion will be the nuclear agreement and the foreign policy of the Obama and Trump Administrations with respect to Iran.
More details on speaker, location, and maps for parking or metro available here.
Location: 1620 L St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
RSVP Required here. N.B.: Daniel Morgan Graduate School Reserves the Right To Refuse Entry and may ask for identification.
Attire: Business or Business Casual
Direct questions to Frank Fletcher, Director of lectures & Seminars by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you must RSVP to attend this event. Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security reserves the right to refuse entry.
10 October 2018, 6 - 9 p.m. - Washington, DC - "Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy" Program at the International Spy Museum
The museum event -- "Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy" -- features Dayna
Baer, Carol Rollie Flynn, Carmen
Middleton, Jonna Mendez, and Jill
Dayna Baer is a former Protective Officer in CIA's Directorate of Operations. Carol Rollie Flynn is a former Chief of Station and Senior CIA Executive, and Managing Principal at Singa Consulting, as well as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is Advisory Board Member for the museum. Jonna Hiestand Mendez is the former Chief of Disguise in the CIA's Office of Technical Service and a founding member of the museum. Carmen Middleton is the current Deputy Executive Director of the CIA, and Founder & President of Common Table Consulting. Jill Singer, who will be moderator for this event, is the Vice President, National Security for AT&T Global Public Sector and SPY's Board Member.
Tickets range from $69 per seat to $15,000.
RSVP by 28 September 2018. Space is limited. RSVP or explore your seating options here.
17 October 2018 - Laurel, MD - NCMF General Membership Meeting & Annual Symposium - Hold the date.
The National Cryptologic Museum Foundation hosts their General Membership Meeting and Annual Symposium. More details to follow later in the year.
Registration is $25 for NCMF members and $50 for guests
(includes complimentary one-year NCMF membership).
Deadline to register has not been announced. Additional details at www.cryptologicfoundation.org.
Event location likely to be: The Kossiakoff Center, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory.
Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 6 - 10:30 pm - Washington, DC - International Spy Museum's Annual "William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner" honoring Adm McRaven
For your calendar. A special evening to illuminate the critical role of individuals and organizations serving the Intelligence Community, and to raise funds in support of the International Spy Museum.
The William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award Dinner will take place
at The Ritz Carlton Hotel. More than 600 attendees are anticipated and
will recognize the men and women who have served in the field of National
Security with integrity and distinction. This annual tribute dinner is
given by the International Spy Museum to an individual who has embodied
the values of Judge William H. Webster. This year's
honoree is a patriot for whom love of country has been his guiding
principle: Admiral William H. McRaven, former US
Special Operations Commander, former Joint Special Operations Commander,
and Chancellor of The University of Texas System.
Schedule: 6 pm - VIP Reception; 6:30 pm - Cocktail Reception; 7:30 - 9 pm - Dinner & Awards; 9 - 10:30 pm - Dessert Reception.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037. **Please note: this event is closed to Media**
Tickets Available Now: Prices range from $100,000 to a single seat for $495. Funds raised at this tribute dinner will support artifact preservation, educational programming, research, exhibits, and accessibility programs for underserved communities at the International Spy Museum. To purchase tickets now, do so here. To learn more about this annual dinner, it is available here.
Wednesday, 5 December 2018 - Annapolis Junction, MD - 18th Annual NCMF Pearl Harbor Program
Join the National Cryptologic Foundation on 5 December
for their 18th Annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Program. Speaker and topic
When: 10-11:30 am, followed by lunch.
Cost: $25 for NCMF members, $50 for guests (complimentary one-year NCMF membership included with guest purchase).
Where: CACI Inc., Maryland Conference Center, 2720 Technology Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20755
RSVP or More Info: Registration links will be provided later in year. A check may be mailed to NCMF, PO Box 1682, Ft. Meade, MD 20755. For further details, call NCMF office at 301-688-5436
AFIO's 788-page Guide to the Study of
Intelligence. Peter C. Oleson,
Editor, also makes a good gift. View authors and table of contents here.
Perfect for professors, students, those considering careers in intelligence, and current/former officers seeking to see what changes are taking place across a wide spectrum of intelligence disciplines.
AFIO's Guide to the Study of Intelligence helps instructors teach about the large variety of subjects that make up the field of intelligence. This includes secondary school teachers of American History, Civics, or current events and undergraduate and graduate professors of History, Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, and related topics, especially those with no or limited professional experience in the field. Even those who are former practitioners are likely to have only a limited knowledge of the very broad field of intelligence, as most spend their careers in one or two agencies at most and may have focused only on collection or analysis of intelligence or support to those activities.
For a printed, bound copy, it is $95 which
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