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Intelligence Collection

This course is designed to familiarize students with the nature, organization, activities, and key issues surrounding the variety of methods of intelligence and counterintelligence collection. This course is required for students enrolled in the M.A. in Strategic Intelligence Studies Program.

It includes historical descriptions of the collection activities of the several “ints” (humint, imint, sigint, masint) and their role in American statecraft. The course explores significant policy issues (constitutional, legal, moral, ethical, organizational, strategic purpose, performance, and measures of effectiveness) related to intelligence collection in the U.S. experience.