The Civilian-Military Divide: Obstacles to the Integration of Intelligence in the United States

The Civilian-Military Divide: Obstacles to the Integration of Intelligence in the United States

The Civilian-Military Divide: Obstacles to the Integration of Intelligence in the United States

The Civilian-Military Divide: Obstacles to the Integration of Intelligence in the United States

Synopsis

This book examines how U.S. domestic institutions stand up to global threats and whether intelligence sharing across military and civilian law enforcement barriers is legal.

• 21 tables visually represent characteristics of war, summaries of legal principles, summaries of military doctrines on war, homeland security, and intelligence

• A rich bibliography on multimedia sources on war, intelligence, doctrine, and law

• A glossary of acronym translations from government and military communities

• A comprehensive index

Excerpt

In the post-9/11 world, threats are defined more by the fault lines within
society than by the territorial boundaries between them. From terrorism
to global disease and environmental degradation, the challenges have
become transnational rather than international. That is the defining qual
ity of world politics in the 21st century.

Final Report of the National Commission on
Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
.

This is a new type of war.

Final Report of the National Commission on
Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
.

DISCUSSION

After 9/11, the 9/11 Commission and others said that we have a major problem because the U.S. intelligence community (USIC) failed to predict the attacks and protect the United States. Therefore, they said, we need to unify efforts. The way the U.S. system of government is structured, it does not facilitate a unity of effort. This is not to say it is not possible, but it is not going to be easy. Sometimes, the country cannot respond the way it should. The response to Hurricane Katrina is an example. First, it was the . . .

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