Dirty tricks or trump cards : U.S. covert action and counterintelligence /

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Main Author: Godson, Roy, 1942-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Washington : Brassey's, c1995.
Series:Brassey's intelligence & national security library.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction to the Transaction Edition
  • Preface
  • 1. Neglected Elements in American Intelligence
  • Integrating the Elements
  • Neglected Elements
  • Counterintelligence
  • Covert Action
  • 2. Steps and Missteps: Covert Action Since 1945
  • Halcyon Days
  • Consensus: Stopping Communism
  • A Sometime Instrument of Policy
  • Successes
  • Missteps
  • Expose
  • The Wind Shifts
  • Congressional Assertiveness
  • The Central American Drama
  • Covert Action in the 1990s
  • The Current Ethos
  • 3. Building and Rebuilding: Counterintelligence Since World War II
  • Building the Cold War Consensus
  • The FBI
  • Collection
  • Analysis
  • Exploitation
  • The CIA
  • Military Counterintelligence
  • Breaking the Mold
  • Rebuilding
  • The FBI
  • The CIA
  • The Military
  • 4. Handmaiden of Policy: Principles of Covert Action
  • First Principles
  • Policy, Opportunity, and People
  • The Infrastructure
  • Personnel
  • Material Support
  • Question of Values
  • Symbiosis
  • Ends, Means, and Historical Lessons
  • Political Action
  • Agents of Influence
  • Helping Organizations
  • Movement of Money and Support
  • Covert Propaganda
  • Paramilitary Operations
  • Assassination
  • Terrorism
  • Guerrillas and Resistance Movements
  • Safe Haven
  • Materiel Support for Paramilitary Operations
  • Special Forces
  • Coups d'Etat
  • Intelligence Support
  • Counterterrorism: Synergy in Action
  • 5. Offensive Defense: Principles of Counterintelligence
  • Central Coordination and Strategy
  • Counterintelligence Analysis
  • Triage of Targets
  • Assessing Vulnerability
  • Adversaries: Targets and Competence
  • Counterdeception Analysis
  • Support for Operations
  • Counterintelligence Analysis and Positive Intelligence
  • Counterintelligence Collection
  • Integration of Sources
  • Collection from Open Sources
  • Clandestine Collection from Human Sources
  • Defectors
  • Physical Surveillance
  • Access Agents
  • Double Agents
  • Liaison
  • Illegals
  • Technical Counterintelligence
  • Exploitation
  • On the Offensive
  • Deception and Offensive Counterintelligence
  • Positive Intelligence
  • 6. In Pursuit of Effective Intelligence
  • Variables at Play
  • The Pace of Modernization and Technological Innovation
  • Government Structure and Bureaucratic Culture
  • The Perception of Political Circumstances
  • The Nature of the Regime
  • Putting the Pieces Together
  • For the Foreseeable Future
  • Notes
  • Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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