SEST-718 Intelligence and War
Fall for 2017-2018
Intelligence has long been a core component of wars. This course will examine the role of intelligence in preparing national military strategies and armed forces prior to conflicts, use of deception to produce surprise attacks that often initiate hostilities, and the role of intelligence in supporting conventional military operations of states and coalitions, the activities of insurgent and terrorist groups, and the counterinsurgency operations of states. It will address a wide range of institutions that produce and consume war-related intelligence, including civilian and military organizations, and it will examine factors that drive the performance of intelligence in war, including challenges of collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and interactions of intelligence organizations with senior political and military leaders and military operations personnel. The course will discuss examples of successful and unsuccessful intelligence support to military operations, including case studies of the intelligence activities of many countries and non-state actors from World War II to contemporary coalition operations against the Islamic State.
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Fall '17: Gentry J (file download)
Fall '17: Gentry, J (description, file download)
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