Intelligence and intelligence analysis: Exploring the state of intelligence since 9/11

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Abstract

Using extensive interviews with intelligence leaders, practitioners and academics, the monograph surveys how intelligence has changed a decade since the events of 11 September 2001 (hereafter referred to as 9/11. I argue that the growing complexity, both in the post-9/11 security environment and the flurry of efforts by western intelligence communities to adapt to it, requires researchers and practitioners to reconsider fundamental questions about intelligence. The most critical of these questions are: What is intelligence? What makes intelligence practice effective? Is there a discipline of intelligence? Each question is addressed in the research by extensive use of case studies developed from primary and secondary data, and findings made. This exegesis complements the monograph in three ways. First, it examines the extent to which the three research questions listed above have been addressed in the monograph. Second, it provides a link between my own reflections on professional practice as an intelligence practitioner and scholar, and the ways in which the research in the monograph can be built upon in more useful ways in the future. Third, and most importantly, the exegesis provides evidence on how the monograph addresses successfully the five examination criteria for doctoral- level work at Charles Sturt University. The exegesis concludes with a short reflection on the PhD journey.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Corbo Crehan, Anna, Principal Supervisor
  • Prunckun, Henry, Co-Supervisor
Award date01 Dec 2012
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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