America's Commandos by Leroy Thompson

By Leroy Thompson

America's Commandos КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Greenhill Books Серия: The G.I. sequence - The Illustrated background of the yank Soldier Автор: Leroy Thompson Название: America's Commandos - US distinctive Operations Forces of worldwide battle II and Korea Язык: English Год издания: 2001 Количество страниц: seventy four ISBN: 1-85367-458-3 Формат: pdf Размер: 18.51 Мб eighty five

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The strategies offered by Richards Heuer and Randy Pherson in this book provide the means to do precisely that. PREFACE Origin and Purpose The investigative commissions that followed the terrorist attacks of 2001 and the erroneous 2002 National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction clearly documented the need for a new approach to intelligence analysis. Attention focused initially on the need for “alternative analysis”—techniques for questioning conventional wisdom by identifying and analyzing alternative explanations or outcomes.

The ideas, interest, and efforts of all the above contributors to this book are greatly appreciated, but the responsibility for any weaknesses or errors rests solely on the shoulders of the authors. S. government agency. S. government authentication of information or agency endorsement of the authors’ views. This material has been reviewed by the ODNI only to prevent the disclosure of classified information. 5 What’s in This Book? S. 2 The need to share more information more quickly across organizational boundaries.

Roger Z. George and James B. : Georgetown University Press, 2008), 160. 6. , 13. 7. Again, these statements are our professional judgments based on discussions with working analysts using structured analytic techniques. Research by the Intelligence Community on the benefits and costs associated with all aspects of the use of structured analytic techniques is strongly recommended, as is discussed in chapter 13. 8. Nancy M. Dixon and Laura A. ” February 5, 2008. pdf. 9. Information on the history of the terms “alternative analysis” and “structured analytic techniques” is based on information provided by Jack Davis, Randy Pherson, and Roger Z.

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