Intelligence In The Cold War Essay

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The production, analysis, or dissemination of intelligence can be improve to provide actual benefit to homeland security leaders and practitioners in numerous ways. For this to happening, everyone who receives access to intelligence reports must be educated about intelligence itself and willing to understand it. The Washington Post reported in 2004, no more than six senators read beyond the five-page executive summary of the NIE, although 77 senators voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq. (Lowenthal, 2008). Even though it was inevitable of going to war with Iraq. The NIE can foreshadow problems to occur, and could have aid senators in different ways. From understanding the situation better, to helping with foreign policy. Homeland security leaders and practitioners must be direct of what types of reports they are requiring.

Production of intelligence has change drastically since the Cold War. During the Cold War, the main intelligence gathering methods were mainly organized on the collection side, using SIGINT, IMINT, and HUMINT. Today we face a new enemy, where we must change our typical intelligence gathering methods. As we changed our methods,
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In order to do this, the intelligence community has made it a priority to share intelligence amongst themselves in order to prevent attacks from occurring. Having access to a larger network, will allow them to understand and see the situation for what it is, and what it’ll become. A lot of the older analysis are retiring or changing careers. This means the new generation of analyst has a tough challenger of filling their shoes. Senior analyst should mentor these new analyst. As years of experience can be learn and new perspectives can be seen by these new analyst. At the senior ranks, intelligence needs to open up, to various scientists and other professions. This will allow for a new perspective, and maybe new ideas that will aid in national security
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