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John A. Gentry and Joseph S. Gordon update our understanding of strategic warning intelligence analysis for the 21st century. Strategic warning - the process of long-range analysis to alert senior leaders to trending threats and opportunities that require action - is a critical intelligence function. It also is frequently misunderstood and underappreciated.

Gentry and Gordon draw on both their practitioner and academic backgrounds to present a history of the strategic warning function in the US intelligence community. In doing so, they outline the capabilities of analytic methods, explain why strategic warning analysis is so hard, and discuss the special challenges strategic warning encounters from senior decision-makers. They also compare how strategic warning functions in other countries, evaluate why the United States has in recent years emphasized current intelligence instead of strategic warning, and recommend warning-related structural and procedural improvements in the US intelligence community.

The authors examine historical case studies, including postmortems of warning failures, to provide examples of the analytic points they make. Strategic Warning Intelligence will interest scholars and practitioners and will be an ideal teaching text for intermediate and advanced students.

The book is published by Georgetown University Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

©2019 Georgetown University Press (P)2020 Redwood Audiobooks

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Should be read by students, by professionals in intelligence and national security, and by everyone seeking to understand the many challenges facing the intelligence community today. (Erik Dahl, Naval Postgraduate School)

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Quite interesting!

The book has alot of content that i had no idea about and brought to light several key issues in the IC that have had major inpacts on how we the US view and execute warning intelligence.