Intelligence Power in Peace and War

An analysis of the role of the intelligence services.

Author: Michael Herman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521566363

Category: History

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An analysis of the role of the intelligence services.
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Intelligence Power in Peace and War

In a similar way the defeat of the enemy'sair forceisa preconditionof command oftheairandthefull useofair power. ... In practice even in theColdWar intelligence supportfor security needed only a modest proportion of intelligence ...

Author: Michael Herman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107393585

Category: Political Science

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Intelligence services form an important but controversial part of the modern state. Drawing mainly on British and American examples, this book provides an analytic framework for understanding the 'intelligence community' and assessing its value. The author, a former senior British intelligence officer, describes intelligence activities, the purposes which the system serves, and the causes and effects of its secrecy. He considers 'intelligence failure' and how organisation and management can improve the chances of success. Using parallels with the information society and the current search for efficiency in public administration as a whole, the book explores the issues involved in deciding how much intelligence is needed and discusses the kinds of management necessary. In his conclusions Michael Herman discusses intelligence's national value in the post-Cold War world. He also argues that it has important contributions to make to international security, but that its threat-inducing activities should be kept in check.
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INTELLIGENCE POWER IN PRACTICE

This volume draws on Herman's professional experience and personal recollections to examine the past and present of British intelligence.

Author: HERMAN MICHAEL

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Intelligence in the Cold War What Difference did it Make

His publications since his retirement in 1987 have included Intelligence Power in Peace and War published in 1996 and regularly reprinted. His principal academic association has been with Nuffield College, where he is still active as ...

Author: Michael Herman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317979937

Category: History

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Intelligence was a major part of the Cold War, waged by both sides with an almost warlike intensity. Yet the question 'What difference did it all make?' remains unanswered. Did it help to contain the Cold War, or fuel it and keep it going? Did it make it hotter or colder? Did these large intelligence bureaucracies tell truth to power, or give their governments what they expected to hear? These questions have not previously been addressed systematically, and seven writers tackle them here on Cold War aspects that include intelligence as warning, threat assessment, assessing military balances, Third World activities, and providing reassurance. Their conclusions are as relevant to understanding what governments can expect from their big, secret organizations today as they are to those of historians analysing the Cold War motivations of East and West. This book is valuable not only for intelligence, international relations and Cold War specialists but also for all those concerned with intelligence's modern cost-effectiveness and accountability. This book was published as a special issue of Intelligence and National Security.
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Intelligence Services in the Information Age

Intelligence can embrace the sources and methods of both historiography and archaeology; the 'action information' sources are restricted to those of archaeology (Herman, Intelligence Power in Peace and War, pp. 82-7). 37.

Author: Michael Herman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136615351

Category: History

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Intelligence was a central element of the Cold War and the need for it was expected to diminish after the USSR's collapse, yet in recent years it has been in greater demand than ever. The atrocities of 11 September and the subsequent "war on terrorism" now call for an even more intensive effort. Important questions arise on how intelligence fits into the world of increased threats, globalization and expanded international action. This volume contains the recent work on this subject by Michael Herman, British intelligence professional for 35 years and Oxford University academic. It compares intelligence with other government information services, and discusses the British intelligence system and the case for its reform. It also addresses the ethical issues raised by intelligence's methods and results: "do they on balance make for a better world or a worse one?". Other chapters explore a wide range of intelligence topics past and present, including the transatlantic relationship, the alliance strategies of Norway and New Zealand, Mrs Thatcher's "de-unionization" of British Sigint, and personal memories of the British Cabinet Office in the 1970s. Michael Herman argues for intelligence professionalism as a contribution to international security and for its encouragement as a world standard. The modern challenge is for intelligence to support international cooperation in ways originally developed to advance national interests, while at the same time developing some restraint and international "rules of the game", in the use of intrusive and covert methods on its traditional targets. The effects of 11 September on this challenge are discussed in a thoughtful afterword.
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Moral Issues in Intelligence led Policing

Herman, M. (1996) Intelligence Power in Peace and War, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Juhlin, J. A. (2016) 'Project Avatar: Intelligence exploration of social media and open sources', Research paper, Royal Danish Defence Academy ...

Author: Helene Oppen Gundhus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351864503

Category: Social Science

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The core baseline of Intelligence-led Policing is the aim of increasing efficiency and quality of police work, with a focus on crime analysis and intelligence methods as tools for informed and objective decisions both when conducting targeted, specialized operations and when setting strategic priorities. This book critically addresses the proliferation of intelligence logics within policing from a wide array of scholarly perspectives. It considers questions such as: How are precautionary logics becoming increasingly central in the dominant policing strategies? What kind of challenges will this move entail? What does the criminalization of preparatory acts mean for previous distinctions between crime prevention and crime detection? What are the predominant rationales behind the proactive use of covert cohesive measures in order to prevent attacks on national security? How are new technological measures, increased private partnerships and international cooperation challenging the core nature of police services as the main providers of public safety and security? This book offers new insights by exploring dilemmas, legal issues and questions raised by the use of new policing methods and the blurred and confrontational lines that can be observed between prevention, intelligence and investigation in police work.
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National Security and Parliamentary Democracy, Oxford, 1994, 411; M. Herman, Intelligence Power in Peace and War, Cambridge, 1997, 336. [22] E.g. K. DeYoung, 'A Fight Against Terrorism 4 and DisorganiZation', Washington Post, 9.8.2006.

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Raymond Aron and International Relations

Aron, R. (2003), Peace and War: A Theory of International Relations. New Brunswick, NJ: Transactions ... Betts, R. (2009), Enemies of Intelligence: Knowledge and Power in American National Security. New York: Columbia University Press.

Author: Olivier Schmitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317215967

Category: Political Science

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At a time when the field of International Relations (IR) is diverting from grand theoretical debates, rediscovering the value of classical realism and exploring its own intellectual history, this book contributes to these debates by presenting a cohesive view of Raymond Aron’s theory of IR. It explores how a careful reading of Aron can contribute to important current debates, in particular what a theory of IR can be (and thus, what is within or outside the scope of this theory), how to bridge the gap that emerged in the 1970s between a "normative" and a "scientific" theory of IR, and finally how multidisciplinarity is possible (and desirable) in the study of IR. This edited collection offers a synthetic approach to Raymond Aron’s theory of International Relations by bringing together some of the most prominent specialists on Raymond Aron, thus filling an important gap in the current market of books devoted to IR theories and the historiography of the field. The volume is divided into three parts: the first part explores Aron’s intellectual contribution to the theoretical debates in IR, thus showing his originality and prescience; the second part traces Aron’s influence and explores his relations with other prominent scholars of his time, thus contributing to the historiography of the field; and the third part analyses Aron’s contemporary relevance. This comprehensive volume contributes to current debates in the field by showing the originality and breadth of Aron’s thought. This book will be of great interest to academics and students interested in IR theories, strategic studies and the historiography of the field.
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Swedish Signal Intelligence 1900 1945

Intelligence and Military Operations . ( London : Frank Cass , 1990. ) Heimbürger , H. Svensk telegrafverket , Historisk framställning , ( Göteborg / Stockholm , 1931-1974 . ) Herman , Michael . Intelligence Power in Peace and War .

Author: C. G. McKay

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714652113

Category: Education

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A history of Swedish interception of radio and telegraph messages during World Wars I and II providing a valuable background to Swedish military operations at this time. This should prove a valuable work for anyone interested in the intelligence systems at work during wartime.
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Twenty First Century Intelligence

For earlier discussion of 'community consciousness', and background, see Michael Herman's Intelligence Power in Peace and War (Cambridge: CUP 1996) Chap. 17. . The summary is of conclusions in E. Bardach, Getting Agencies to Work ...

Author: Wesley K. Wark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135175405

Category: History

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Twenty-First Century Intelligence collects the thinking of some of the foremost experts on the future of intelligence in our new century. The essays contained in this volume are set against the backdrop of the transforming events of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Intelligence plays a central and highly visible role in the global war on terror, and in new doctrines of global pre-emption of threats. Yet the challenges for intelligence services are great as the twenty-first century unfolds. This collection will inform and stimulate new thinking about the current strengths and weaknesses of intelligence services, and about the future paths that they may follow. Behind the controversies of the present over intelligence performance, lie critical questions about how the past and future of an often mysterious but critical arm of the state are linked. This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Intelligence and National Security.
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