On uncertainty and the limits of intelligence

Peter Jackson

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The Handbook discusses national security intelligence within a political and historical context, explaining how intelligence agencies operate and how they collect information from around the world. It examines the problems that come with transforming raw information into credible analysis, and the difficulties involved in disseminating intelligence to policymakers. This chapter focuses on uncertainty and the limits of intelligence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence
EditorsLoch Johnson
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)0195375882
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Secret Service
  • intelligence


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