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Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence

Joshua Rovner

Abstract

What is the role of intelligence agencies in strategy and policy? How do policymakers use (or misuse) intelligence estimates? When do intelligence–policy relations work best? How do intelligence-policy failures influence threat assessment, military strategy, and foreign policy? These questions are at the heart of recent national security controversies, including the 9/11 attacks and the war in Iraq. In both cases the relationship between intelligence and policy broke down—with disastrous consequences. This book explores the complex interaction between intelligence and policy and shines a spotl ... More

Keywords: intelligence agencies, policymakers, intelligence–policy relations, military strategy, foreign policy, national security, politicization, American foreign policy, flawed intelligence, intelligence estimates

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801448294
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801448294.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Rovner, author
Southern Methodist University