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Agent-Based Modeling in Intelligence Analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Axtell, Robert L. Frank, Aaron Benjamin
dc.creator Frank, Aaron Benjamin en_US 2013-03-29T21:05:12Z 2013-03-29T21:05:12Z 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract The United States Intelligence Community (IC) was born out of the experiences and organization of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and became a permanent fixture of the national security establishment with the passage of the National Security Act of 1947. Since its inception, there has been a strong fascination with the secret aspects of its work, particularly with respect to the clandestine collection of information and covert efforts to influence foreign governments, and to undermine rival intelligence services. By comparison, intelligence analysis, specifically the ways in which intelligence professionals develop and present assessments about the international system to policy makers, has been relatively ignored. As a result, intelligence analysis has remained largely under-theorized within the study of international relations, despite its prominent role in strategic thinking--only receiving significant attention in the aftermath of perceived failures.
dc.format.extent 541 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2012 Aaron Benjamin Frank en_US
dc.subject International relations en_US
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.subject Agent-Based Modeling en_US
dc.subject Intelligence Analysis en_US
dc.subject International Relations en_US
dc.subject Social Simulation en_US
dc.title Agent-Based Modeling in Intelligence Analysis en_US
dc.type Dissertation en Doctoral en Computational Social Science en George Mason University en

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