Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapters 5, 6
Lecture 1: Collection
Lecture 2: Analysis – Part 1
Lecture 3: Analysis – Part 2
Link (PDF): U.S. Government. A tradecraft primer
Link (website): Covert Action: A systems approach Wood
As discussed earlier, the overall target of our collection efforts is the capabilities and intentions of the countries, organizations, and, now, individuals that threaten our national security. The United States has a robust technology capability (e.g. SIGINT, MASINT) that costs big money.
Based on your knowledge of intelligence gathering and collection, what would you assess as necessary to do the job?
Use the reference materials or outside resources to support your response.
Read postings provided by your instructor or fellow students. Read and respond to the conclusions drawn by your classmates. Remember to read the feedback to your own major postings and reply throughout the week.
In addition to one initial post, respond to at least two peers.
Initial Post Length: minimum of 250 words
Secondary Post Length: minimum of 200 words per post
Using APA format, provide at least one citation with corresponding references page and use appropriate in-text citation(s) referring to the academic concept for the initial post.
Grading and Assessment
Meeting the minimum number of posting does not guarantee an A; you must present an in-depth discussion of high quality, integrate sources to support your assertions, and refer to peers’ comments in your secondary posts to build on concepts.
This activity will be graded using the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric.
Learning Outcome(s): 1, 5
1. Assess the theoretical effectiveness of intelligence and covert action with regard to analyzing governmental structure and national security policy.
5. Examine the history and structure of U.S. intelligence.
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