The subject equips the student with an understanding of intelligence in the national security context. Key principles such as critical thinking and various structured analytical thinking tools are introduced to assist students to develop greater current and strategic intelligence analysis capabilities in the national security context. Students are encouraged to develop a sound appreciation of the national security context, including the roles of various agencies in the National (Australian Intelligence Community), and those of the Canadian, New Zealand, US and UK. Contemporary legislation and key professional debates about intelligence are explored (including the politicisation of intelligence and intelligence failures). This subject places intelligence in its workings in the national security context by discussing links between intelligence doctrinal issues and their relevance to the global and transnational security agenda.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
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