Counterintelligence in a Democratic Society

IWP 610
Four credits

This course examines the role of counterintelligence as an essential element of U.S. national security strategy, and the importance of counterintelligence in international relations. The course will approach counterintelligence from the following perspectives: legal, ethical, historical, operational, epistemological, and national-strategic. Part I examines U.S. domestic and foreign counterintelligence; Part II assesses the relationship between counterintelligence, intelligence, and internal security, and the U.S. emphasis on law enforcement; and Part III discusses the epistemological problems of counterintelligence operations and analysis.

Semester Available

Spring Semester

Principal Professor

   David L. Thomas
Professor of Intelligence Studies {read more}