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Spring 2019
Apr 09, 2020
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IPOL 394 - Intelligence & National Securi
This course will examine the relationship between intelligence and national security in both the modern and contemporary eras. It begins with an historical overview and an introduction to the literature on intelligence and national security.  It then offers a series of lectures and seminars that investigate the relationship between intelligence and national security by way of case studies and engagement with the main issues and themes in the literature.  In particular it will look to examine the role and influence of intelligence activity in national security planning and strategies and will look to examine intelligence as an instrument of national power.  This analysis will include critiques of the use of intelligence from an ethical perspective and will look to weigh up the practical value of intelligence in terms of contributing effectively not only to national security strategy but to national security – the actual protection of nations from external threats.  The course will be divided into 12 parts, with each to be addressed by way of weekly lectures, seminars and discussions. The topics addressed are as follows: 
1.	Intelligence and national security in historical perspective.
2.	Intelligence theory, techniques, and applications. 
3.	Intelligence and national security in times of war and peace.
4.	Human Intelligence and national security.
5.	Signals Intelligence and national security. 
6.	Counter-intelligence and national security.
7.	Covert action and national security.
8.	Spying on allies and the national security consequences. 
9.	Industrial espionage and national security.
10.	Hi-tech intelligence and national security. 
11.	The failure of intelligence and national security.
12.	The ethics of intelligence and national security.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

International Politics Department

Course Attributes:
Mean Grade is Calculated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      School of Foreign Service - Q
May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     
      First Year

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