TITLE

Limits of Intelligence Analysis

AUTHOR(S)
Heuer, Jr., Richards J.
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Orbis;Winter2005, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the validity of intelligence analysis by referring to the U.S. Senate Select Committee (SSC) on Intelligence's "Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community's Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq." It is stated that the report lacks a proper understanding of the problems that the intelligence analysts face when making judgments based on incomplete, deceptive and unreliable information. It argues that most of the problems in intelligence analysis highlighted by the SSC result from cognitive limitations that are inherent in the analysis.
ACCESSION #
36119308

 

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