Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs by William J. LahnemanKeeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs by William J. Lahneman

Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs

byWilliam J. Lahneman

Paperback | March 15, 2011

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Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs explores whether the U.S. intelligence enterprise will be able to remain effective in today's security environment. Based on the demands currently being placed upon the intelligence community, the analysis concludes that the effectiveness of U.S. intelligence will decline unless it embarks upon an aggressive, transformational course of action to reform various aspects of its operations. In keeping with the emerging literature on this subject, the book asserts that a so-called Revolution in Intelligence Affairs is needed. The need for a Revolution in Intelligence Affairs implies that no amount of evolutionary adjustments to existing intelligence community practices will keep U.S. intelligence effective. While evolutionary reforms might be necessary, they will not be sufficient to permit the intelligence community to target successfully the various threats and emerging issues that populate today's and tomorrow's security environment.
William J. Lahneman is assistant professor of Political Science at Towson University. He also is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy.
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Title:Keeping U.S. Intelligence Effective: The Need for a Revolution in Intelligence AffairsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9.24 × 6.12 × 0.65 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810878046

ISBN - 13:9780810878044

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William Lahneman's book is indeed such an ambitious project. . .It is good that Lahneman has consulted a sizable number of experts [including] Jacques Gansler, William Nolte, and George Fidas, among others readily recognizable to the Community. . . .I recommend the addition of this work to academic or personal libraries of those with an interest in policy and change in the IC. It is an easy read, something that is often a real challenge when debating policy. It also presents cogent and well-documented reasons for change, and acknowledges competing hypotheses. Bill Lahneman deserves congratulations for having the temerity to tackle such a tough issue.