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Cases in Intelligence Analysis
Structured Analytic Techniques in Action

Second Edition

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Intelligence

July 2014 | 400 pages | CQ Press

In Cases in Intelligence Analysis, accomplished instructors and intelligence practitioners Sarah Miller Beebe and Randolph H. Pherson offer robust, class-tested cases studies of events in foreign intelligence, counterintelligence, terrorism, homeland security, law enforcement, and decision-making support. In this Second Edition, the authors added five new case studies. Designed to give analysts-in-training an opportunity to apply structured analytic techniques and tackle real-life problems, each turnkey case delivers a captivating narrative, discussion questions, recommended readings, and a series of engaging analytic exercises. The text is logically organized and richly illustrated[SMB1] ; chapters begin with discussion questions, and a table of techniques precedes each set of exercises. Two hundred photos, maps, figures, tables, boxes, key terms and key takeaways, and technique templates support analysis and instruction.

 
1. Who Poisoned Karinna Moskalenko?
 
2. The Anthrax Killer
 
3. Cyber H2O
 
4. Is Wen Ho Lee a Spy?
 
5. Jousting with Cuba over Radio Marti
 
6. The Road to Tarin Kowt
 
7. Who Murdered Jonathan Luna?
 
8. The Assassination of Benazir Bhutto
 
9. Death in the Southwest
 
10. The Atlanta Olympics Bombing
 
11. The DC Sniper
 
12. Colombia's FARC Attacks the US Homeland
 
13. Understanding Revolutionary Organization 17 November
 
14. Defending Mumbai from Terrorist Attack
 
15. Iranian Meddling in Bahrain
 
16. Shades of Orange in Ukraine
 
17. Violence Erupts in Belgrade

This book a very good source for students who are studying Intelligence through empirical cases. I adopted this book as a secondary source.

Mr Ikrom Yakubov
Department of Politics, Dundee University
October 9, 2015

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Sarah Miller Beebe

Sarah Miller Beebe began thinking about a book of cases during her career as an analyst and manager at the Central Intelligence Agency. A variety of broadening experiences, including an assignment as director for Russia on the National Security Council staff and a position as a national counterintelligence officer at the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, drove home the need for rigorous and effective approaches to intelligence analysis. It became apparent to her that cases could not only teach important analytic lessons surrounding historical events but also give analysts experience using a question-based thinking... More About Author

Randolph H. Pherson

Randolph H. Pherson is president of Pherson Associates, LLC; CEO of Globalytica, LLC; and a founding director of the nonprofit Forum Foundation for Analytic Excellence. He teaches advanced analytic techniques and critical thinking skills to analysts in the government and private sector. Mr. Pherson collaborated with Richards Heuer Jr. in developing and launching use of Analysis of Competing Hypotheses, and he developed several analytic techniques for the CIA’s Sherman Kent School, many of which were incorporated in his Handbook of Analytic Tools and Techniques. He coauthored Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence with Katherine Hibbs... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781483340166
$64.00