Curing Analytic Pathologies: Pathways to Improved Intelligence Analysis


Olivier C. Fitch (Editor)
Ryan A. Sadler (Editor)

Series: Intelligence and Counterintelligence Studies
BISAC: POL012000

A wide range of problems have contributed to the unease currently pervading the Intelligence Community. A significant number of the most serious problems result from shortcomings in intelligence analysis rather than from defects in collection, organization, or management. The obvious and very public failures exemplified by the surprise attacks of September 11, 2001 and by the flawed National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) of 2002 on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) have resulted in a series of investigations and reports that have attempted to identify the causes of those failures and to recommend corrective actions. This book examines and explores the pathways for improved intelligence analysis and curing analytic pathologies in intelligence gathering. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents





Chapter One: Making Sense of the U.S. Intelligence Community

Chapter Two: Assessing Critical Analytical Shortfalls

Chapter Three: An Inventory of Analytic Pathologies

Chapter Four: A Program for Transforming Analysis

Appendix: The Analytic Pathologies Methodology


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