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Michael Herman (born 1929) is a former British intelligence officer for GCHQ and academic

Michael Herman (born 1929) is a former British intelligence officer for GCHQ and academic. He is a former Fellow at Nuffield College and St Antony's College at the University of Oxford, and the founder of the Oxford Intelligence Group.

The study of Michael Herman is a very valuable addition to the analytical intelligence literature. It provides a conprehensive overview how intelligence works and functions

The study of Michael Herman is a very valuable addition to the analytical intelligence literature. It provides a conprehensive overview how intelligence works and functions.

The study of Michael Herman is a very valuable addition to the analytical . 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. It provides a basic, but accurate, description of intelligence production from collection through dissemination.

Intelligence power iri peace and war Michael Herman. r:1 THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF. III INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS. Herman, Michael, 1929Intelligence power in peace and war, Michael Herman. p. cm. Published in association with the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

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Cambridge Core - International Relations and International Organisations - Intelligence Power in Peace and War - by Michael Herman. Michael Herman has produced a very thought provoking and important book for understanding how an intelligence community works, when it fails and how it might work bette. t is set to be a standard for those who wish to understand the value of intelligence in the functioning of the modern state. Dr Paul Latawski Source: RUSI.

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This is the textbook for the best and the brightest of both the academic world and the policy world. Perhaps most usefully within the book is the distinction between long-term intelligence endeavors that rely primarily on open sources and serve to improve state understanding and state behavior, and short-term espionage that tends to be intrusive and heighten the target state’s feelings of vulnerability and hostility.

Intelligence services form an important but controversial part of the modern state

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.

In his conclusions Michael Herman discusses intelligence's national value in the post-Cold War world. The opinions expressed in this publication are the responsibility of the author

In his conclusions Michael Herman discusses intelligence's national value in the post-Cold War world. The opinions expressed in this publication are the responsibility of the author. Intelligence power in peace and war Michael Herman I THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF I INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS PUBLISHED BY THE PRESS SYNDICATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS The Edinburgh Building, Cambridge CB2 2RU, UK 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211, USA 10 Stamford Road

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. Michael Herman, a former senior British Intelligence officer, describes the various components of intelligence; discusses what intelligence is for; considers issues of accuracy, evaluation and efficiency; and makes recommendations for the future of intelligence in the post-Cold War world.
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This is arguably the best book available on the essentials of intelligence production. It provides a basic, but accurate, description of intelligence production from collection through dissemination. Herman, not surprisingly, is especially competent in his explanation of intelligence collection and processing. Almost alone among writers on intelligence issues he notes the distinctions between single source, open source, and all source intelligence. He also provides an excellent description of the real intelligence cycle and the true relationship between customer requirements and collection planning and execution. This alone is worth the price of the book. Further the basics of intelligence that he presents in this book remain constant regardless of changing targets, priorities, and technical advances. For these reasons this book would make an excellent text book and ought to be the first book read by anyone seriously interested in the business of intelligence. For intelligence professionals, yes this is a very basic book, but in point of fact it clarifies and elaborates on many issues that are far too often taken for granted or discounted even though they are vital to intelligence processes.

Good as it is the book has one serious flaw. It is extremely weak on its discussion of intelligence analysis, a considerably more complex process than Herman seems to believe. In such an otherwise outstanding book this is odd, but understandable. One would suspect that Herman's career with GCHQ (UK SIGINT Service) was on the technical not analytic side of the work. Still this book provides an outstanding introduction to the arcane business of intelligence production and a good deal to think about for those already immersed in art and craft of intelligence. It is well worth its rather steep price.
Eayaroler
Excellently written from a professional in the business for a lifetime; for anyone who wants to understand the basic concepts of the intelligence business and the purposes of such critical work for governments and their citizens as well as stability in the world.
Intelligence Power in Peace and War ebook
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Michael Herman
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Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (October 13, 1996)
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