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This second edition of The National Security Enterprise provides practitioners' insights into the operation, missions, and organizational cultures of the principal national security agencies and other institutions that shape the US national security decision-making process. Unlike some textbooks on American foreign policy, it offers analysis from insiders who have worked at the National Security Council, the State and Defense Departments, the intelligence community, and the other critical government entities. The book explains how organizational missions and cultures create the labyrinth in which a coherent national security policy must be fashioned.

Taking into account the changes introduced by the Obama administration, the second edition includes four new or entirely revised chapters (Congress, Department of Homeland Security, Treasury, and USAID) and updates to the text throughout. It covers changes instituted since the first edition was published in 2011, implications of the government campaign to prosecute leaks, and lessons learned from more than a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. This up-to-date book will appeal to students of US national security and foreign policy as well as career policymakers. 

The book is published by Georgetown University Press.

"Provides the best one-volume compilation I've seen for understanding intelligence, its internal processes, and the environment in which it operates." (International Journal of Intelligence & Counter Intelligence)

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Critic Reviews

"Essential reading for students and potential managers. A really valuable addition to the intelligence literature." (AFIO Intelligencer)

"This volume's comprehensiveness is remarkable...perfectly suited to lead the reader through the many twists and turns of how America formulates its foreign policy." (Lee H. Hamilton) 

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