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Kent Sherman


Strategic intelligence for American world policy / / by Sherman Kent


Princeton, New Jersey : , : Princeton University Press, , 1966





Descrizione fisica

1 online resource (254 p.)


Princeton Legacy Library




Intelligence service

Electronic books.

Lingua di pubblicazione



Materiale a stampa

Livello bibliografico


Note generali

Includes index.

Nota di contenuto

Front matter -- Preface -- Note to Second Printing -- Preface 1966 -- Part I. Intelligence is Knowledge -- Chapter 1. Intelligence is Knowledge -- Chapter 2. Substantive Content: (1) The Basic Descriptive Element -- Chapter 3. Substantive Content: (2) The Current Reportorial Element -- Chapter 4. Substantive Content: (3) The Speculative - Evaluative Element -- Part II. Intelligence is Organization -- Chapter 5. Intelligence is Organization -- Chapter 6. Central Intelligence -- Chapter 7. Departmental Intelligence -- Chapter 8. Departmental Intelligence Organization: Ten Lessons from Experience -- Part III. Intelligence is Activity -- Chapter 9. Intelligence is Activity -- Chapter 10. Special Problems of Method in Intelligence Work -- Chapter 11. Producers and Consumers of Intelligence -- Appendix -- Appendix. Kinds of Intelligence -- Index


Intelligence work is in some ways like a newspaper or newsmagazine, in some like a business, in some like the research activity of a university; very little of it involves cloaks and daggers. All of it is important to national survival, and should be understood by the citizens of a democracy. In this remarkable book, an able scholar, experienced in foreign intelligence, analyzes all of these varied aspects of what is known as "high-level foreign positive intelligence." Illustrations are drawn from that branch, but the lessons apply to all

intelligence, and in fact to all those phases of business, of journalism, and (most importantly) of scholarship, where the problem is to learn what has happened or will happen. Originally published in 1966.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.