Intelligence Studies Essay

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The Intelligence Studies Essay is curated by the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas. It focuses on questions on a variety of topics related to intelligence, from cyber threats to the details of government infrastructure for assessing intelligence information.

 

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Congress and Counterintelligence: The Unique Vulnerabilities of the U.S. Congress to Malign Foreign Influence

The United States needs more than the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) to ensure that our legislators and their staffers are transparent about their contacts with foreign actors who may be seeking to exert influence.

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The Intelligence Studies Essay: Nichols on Leadership Decapitation vs Mid-Tier Degradation

This Intelligence Studies Essay assesses open source research to determine the relative effectiveness of two alternative strategies for directing lethal attacks against terrorist groups: leadership decapitation, or degradation of mid-level management. 

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The Intelligence Studies Essay: CTIIC---Learning from the Choices and Challenges that Shaped the National Counterterrorism Center

Update:  After this essay was written, but before it was posted, the White House issued a memo and accompanying Fact Sheet further elaborating on its plans for CTIIC.  For commentary on how those documents relate to the original essay, see this post.

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