Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapters 9, 10
Link (PDF): U.S. Government. A tradecraft primer: Structured analytic techniques for improving intelligence analysis
Link (website): The CIA’s Family Jewels
Intelligence bureaucrats often build expertise in one particular area and are more permanent than their elected/appointed policy counterparts.
Using the criteria in the chapter on policy, is there a current policy on an intelligence community issue of your choice that works? Use outside and open source material to support your choice.
Read postings provided by your instructor or fellow students. Read and respond to the conclusions drawn by your classmates. Remember to read the feedback to your own major postings and reply throughout the week.
In addition to one initial post, respond to at least two peers.
Initial Post Length: minimum of 250 words
Secondary Post Length: minimum of 200 words per post
Using APA format, provide at least one citation with corresponding references page and use appropriate in-text citation(s) referring to the academic concept for the initial post.
Grading and Assessment
Meeting the minimum number of posting does not guarantee an A; you must present an in-depth discussion of high quality, integrate sources to support your assertions, and refer to peers’ comments in your secondary posts to build on concepts.
This activity will be graded using the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric.
Learning Outcome(s): 3, 4, 6
3. Define the U.S. Intelligence community.
4. List the different kinds of intelligence and examine how it is gathered.
6. Identify and explain the intelligence cycle and apply the cycle to various situations.
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