The chapters in this volume are a logical development from the research and teaching programs of the Center for CivilMilitary Relations (CCMR) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, since the center’s founding in 1994. With the support of the executive director of CCMR, Rich Hoffman, who has now succeeded Tom Bruneau as director, a small group of scholars began to develop programs on the topic of intelligence reform. These have resulted in a one-week seminar that is offered abroad, a one-week seminar in residence, and a twelve-week accredited course in the National Security Affairs (NSA) Department at NPS.
In order to update, expand, and enrich the information base of these programs, the United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency provided us with funds to support an international roundtable on intelligence and democracy, organized by CCMR at NPS on August 2627, 2004. Many of the chapters appearing in this volume were derived from papers delivered as part of the proceedings from that roundtable. Ken Dombroski, lecturer in CCMR, developed the outline for the roundtable, based on the Intelligence and Democracy course he teaches in NSA. Ken also served as co-chair of the roundtable and edited several of the drafts that, in revised form, appear in this volume. Marco Cepik also helped edit several of the early drafts during his appointment as a visiting assistant professor in NSA in the summer and fall of 2004. In addition to the authors who have contributed chapters to this volume, the panel chairs, reviewers, and discussants of the roundtable included Marina Caparini, senior research fellow, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces; Michael Herman, Nuffield College, Oxford; and Mark Kramer, director, Cold War Studies Project, Harvard University. Esther Robinson served as research assistant and was instrumental in keeping the project moving