Loch Johnson, Regents Professor and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at UGA, has edited The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence, a state-of-the-art work on intelligence and national security.
The handbook surveys current literature on security intelligence, presenting a synthesis of theories and findings.
It discusses national security intelligence within a political and historical context, explaining how intelligence agencies operate and collect information. It examines the problems that come with transforming information into analysis and the difficulties involved in disseminating it to policymakers.
It explores the balance between secrecy and public accountability and the ethical dilemmas that covert operations routinely present to intelligence agencies. This volume presents a comprehensive overview of the discipline.
The book is organized into the following sections: theories and methods of intelligence studies; historical background; collection and processing of intelligence; analysis and production of intelligence; challenges of intelligence dissemination; counterintelligence and counterterrorism; covert action; intelligence and accountability; and intelligence in other nations.