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“I’Ll Be Your Mirror”, The Soul, And Intelligence And Counterintelligence Applications, Editor Feb 2019

“I’Ll Be Your Mirror”, The Soul, And Intelligence And Counterintelligence Applications, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes how the psychological trope of mirroring can explicate mass leadership and betrayals of trust.


Do Government Shut Downs Shut Down Aviation Security?, Editor Jan 2019

Do Government Shut Downs Shut Down Aviation Security?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

There have been reports of a growing number of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents calling in sick and refusing to work for no pay (1). The immediate question becomes, what’s the impact on aviation security? The answer is a negative one, but not as negative as one might think, and one only adding to festering, pre-shutdown problems.


Counterterrorist Profiling, The Self, And The Problem Of Open And Quiet Skies, Editor Aug 2018

Counterterrorist Profiling, The Self, And The Problem Of Open And Quiet Skies, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Psychological profiling supporting counterterrorism may be based on an invalid presumption.


An Analysis Of The Effectiveness Of The Director Of National Intelligence (Dni) In Uniting The Intelligence Community, Bethany G. Pico Apr 2013

An Analysis Of The Effectiveness Of The Director Of National Intelligence (Dni) In Uniting The Intelligence Community, Bethany G. Pico

Senior Honors Theses

September 11, 2001 marks the date of the largest attack on American soil since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. This event not only changed the lives of individuals who suffered intense loss but changed the course of American history in several ways. This paper focuses specifically on the changes in the intelligence community since the attacks. The attacks that 9/11 presented flaws in the system created demonstrating weakness as a direct result of the immense destruction that occurred. The thesis of this paper is to analyze, assess, and draw conclusions on the effectiveness of ...


Diseñando Colisiones De Satélites En La Guerra Cibernética Encubierta, Jan Kallberg Dec 2012

Diseñando Colisiones De Satélites En La Guerra Cibernética Encubierta, Jan Kallberg

Jan Kallberg

La guerra concentrada en la red depende de la red de información global para capacidades de combate conjuntas.3 La capa fundamental crea la capacidad de combate global como la columna vertebral espacial de la red de información donde los haberes espaciales son el elemento decisivo. EE.UU. depende de las capacidades espaciales para su éxito y la seguridad nacional de EE.UU. se basa hoy en día en un número limitado de satélites muy utilizados. Estos satélites son cruciales para la disuasión estratégica, la vigilancia, la recopilación de inteligencia y las comunicaciones militares. Si la disuasión estratégica falla, los ...


The Name Game As Blame Game: The Domodedovo Terrorist Bombing, Editor Jan 2011

The Name Game As Blame Game: The Domodedovo Terrorist Bombing, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the relevance of blame in the context of terrorism.


The Yemen Narrative: Cargo Cults And Cargo Security, Editor Nov 2010

The Yemen Narrative: Cargo Cults And Cargo Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author gives a psychological perspective on the security of aviation cargo shipments.


Counterterrorism Intelligence Analysis: Language As Threat, Vulnerability, And Risk, Editor Jul 2010

Counterterrorism Intelligence Analysis: Language As Threat, Vulnerability, And Risk, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the role of language in describing possible membership in or connection to al Qaeda.


Hamas Controlled Televised News Media: Counter- Peace, Allen Gnanam Dec 2008

Hamas Controlled Televised News Media: Counter- Peace, Allen Gnanam

Allen Gnanam

The hegemonic force of Hamas censored televised news media in Gaza, can not be fully comprehended and appreciated without recognizing the role of propaganda, censorship, and the historical context of the middle east. These 3 interrelated dimensions will be analyzed using functionalism, the mass society theory, the dominant ideology framework, the critical criminology framework, and the symbolic interactionist framework. Through censorship, Hamas news media outlets were able to unilaterally inject culturally relevant propaganda, into the minds of children and citizens. The hypodermic syringe model can be applied to the state controlled news media situation in Gaza, as the people of ...


Intelligence And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor Apr 2004

Intelligence And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the ramifications of the lack of epistemological underpinnings from which the rightness or wrongness regarding WMD in Iraq can be constructed and adjudicated.


Intelligence Support For Aviation Security, Editor Oct 2003

Intelligence Support For Aviation Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes an introduction to and critique of intelligence support for aviation security.


An Intractable Problem With The Security Classification Of Information, Editor Sep 2003

An Intractable Problem With The Security Classification Of Information, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies an infrequently discussed but highly significant problem with the protection of information for security purposes.


Trends. Intelligence, Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And Truth: A Philosophical Perspective, Editor Aug 2003

Trends. Intelligence, Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And Truth: A Philosophical Perspective, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Tends article discusses the issue of the possibility of Bush administration policymakers lying about the threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.


National Security, Child Development, And Intelligence On Intelligence, Editor Apr 2003

National Security, Child Development, And Intelligence On Intelligence, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides a perspective on child development as a national security Issue, efforts to facilitate optimal child development, and the construct of intelligence as an indicator of child development.


Trends. Is Saddam Hussein Dead?, Editor Apr 2003

Trends. Is Saddam Hussein Dead?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses how we might know whether Saddam Hussein is dead, as well as his significance in the ongoing political narrative in Iraq.


The Psychology Of Secrecy: A Commentary On The Critique Of The Codeword Compartment In The Cia, Editor Jan 2003

The Psychology Of Secrecy: A Commentary On The Critique Of The Codeword Compartment In The Cia, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides commentary on a segment of an intelligence monograph (formally declassified with redactions) prepared through the Central Intelligence Agency Center for the Study of Intelligence and focused on compartmentation of information.


Trends. Thinking On Transportation Security, Editor Jan 2003

Trends. Thinking On Transportation Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the necessity of gathering intelligence successfully to combat terrorism as it pertains to commerce.


From The Pentagon: Public Statements On Intelligence, Editor Nov 2002

From The Pentagon: Public Statements On Intelligence, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides commentary on public statements concerning intelligence by senior officials within the Department of Defense.


Trends. Dirty Little Secrets On Secrets: The Intelligence Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2001, Editor Oct 2000

Trends. Dirty Little Secrets On Secrets: The Intelligence Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2001, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the phenomena of leaking and overclassification of information in the context of national security.


Mishandling The Mishandling Of Classified Information? The Wen Ho Lee Case, Editor Dec 1999

Mishandling The Mishandling Of Classified Information? The Wen Ho Lee Case, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article comments on allegations that various United States Government (USG) authorities have mishandled allegations that a Los Alamos computer scientist, Wen Ho Lee, has mishandled classified information bearing on USG nuclear weapons and may have committed espionage in the service of the People's Republic of China (PRC).


Spying For Friends As An Unfriendly Act: Another Review Of The Pollard Case, Editor Nov 1998

Spying For Friends As An Unfriendly Act: Another Review Of The Pollard Case, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some negative consequences of an intelligence analyst from Country A providing classified information to allied Country B in an unauthorized fashion.


Trends. Dubious Editorial On "Dubious Decisions On The Sudan": A Counterterrorist And Intelligence Concern, Editor Sep 1998

Trends. Dubious Editorial On "Dubious Decisions On The Sudan": A Counterterrorist And Intelligence Concern, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses an editorial in the September 23, 1998 Issue of The New York Times that describes the possible analytic fallacies in the United States Government's (USG) decision to target a pharmaceutical plant in the Sudan.


Sexual Seduction, Illicit Sex, And Licit Sex: International And National Leaders As Targets Of Intelligence Operations, Editor Sep 1998

Sexual Seduction, Illicit Sex, And Licit Sex: International And National Leaders As Targets Of Intelligence Operations, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the varied consequences that could be achieved by a hostile intelligence service through effecting the sexual seduction of an international or national leader or through exploiting ongoing illicit or licit sex engaged in by that leader.


Political Denial As A Counterintelligence Vehicle To Counter Counterterrorist Operations: The Sudan, Editor Aug 1998

Political Denial As A Counterintelligence Vehicle To Counter Counterterrorist Operations: The Sudan, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the political denial that is implemented by terrorists and supporters of terrorists after an adversary counterterrorist operation and that is intended to impede future operations. Sudanese-sponsored and supported terrorism and United States Government counterterrorist operations are used as an example. The analysis is predicated on the assumption that there is incontrovertible intelligence data supporting the belief that Shifa Pharamceutical Industries in Sudan was engaged in the development and/or transshipment of the chemical warfare agent VX--an assumption based on the alleged detection of a VX precursor that allegedly has no legitimate business or industrial use. (IBPP Note ...


Psychoanalysis And The Soviet Secret Police: Another Look At The Eitingon Controversy Jun 1998

Psychoanalysis And The Soviet Secret Police: Another Look At The Eitingon Controversy

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides a hypothetical damage assessment based on the assumption that Dr. Max Eitingon, a significant early member of the international psychoanalytic movement, was also a Soviet intelligence operative.


Security Politics Of The Intelligence Quotient (Iq) May 1998

Security Politics Of The Intelligence Quotient (Iq)

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes conceptual weaknesses of the intelligence quotient (IQ) and their security implications.


Trends. Nuclear Tests In India: Is The Buddha Smiling?, Editor May 1998

Trends. Nuclear Tests In India: Is The Buddha Smiling?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses nuclear testing in India.


The Psychology Of Intent: Problems For Personnel Security And Counterintelligence Personnel May 1998

The Psychology Of Intent: Problems For Personnel Security And Counterintelligence Personnel

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the psychology of intent as it applies to individuals who have violated some aspect of security prescriptions or proscriptions.


Some Psychological Impediments To Detecting Deception: Challenges For The Intelligence Analyst And Political Psychologist Apr 1998

Some Psychological Impediments To Detecting Deception: Challenges For The Intelligence Analyst And Political Psychologist

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some psychological impediments to the detection of deception in political events.


A Mnemonic For Intelligence Analysis And Operations Mar 1998

A Mnemonic For Intelligence Analysis And Operations

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes and critiques the self-reference effect as a mnemonic facilitating intelligence analysis and operations.