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Challenges in Intelligence Analysis

Lessons from 1300 BCE to the Present

Authors

Timothy Walton, Institute for Intelligence Studies, Mercyhurst College, Washington, DC

Description

In Challenges in Intelligence Analysis, Timothy Walton offers concrete, reality-based ways to improve intelligence analysis. After a brief introduction to the main concepts of analysis, he provides more than forty historical and contemporary examples that demonstrate what has, and what has not, been effective when grappling with difficult problems. The examples cover a wide span of time, going back 3,000 years. They are also global in scope and deal with a variety of political, military, economic, and social issues. Walton…

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  • Offers a brief introduction to the concepts, vocabulary, and tools of intelligence analysis
  • Features more than forty examples, each with questions for further discussion and recommended reading
  • Includes an instructor's guide with model answers to the questions for further discussion, as well as suggested exercises and additional background information

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