Global Village Living-Learning Center | Intelligence and National Security
G321 | 28461 | Coyle, Gene


GLLC-G321  Intelligence and National Security (3 cr.) (S&H) (TR,
2:30-3:45)   This course will begin with a look at the traditional
role of intelligence during wartime and peacetime in American
history and focus on the occasions when intelligence played a key
role in the success of U.S. foreign policy and when it failed.  We
will then compare that to the post September 11, 2001 world and how
the U.S. Intelligence Community has had to shift its tactics and
emphasis to counter non-state terrorist threats.  During the Cold
War, the threat of massive retaliation against a nation that
attacked the United States served as a deterrent to most, but when
the attacker today may be only a handful of people motivated by
religious, political or even ecological reasons and willing to be
suicide martyrs, this is no longer a practical strategy.  The
changed threat requires a greater emphasis on Human Intelligence
(HUMINT) and we will examine how an American intelligence officer
goes about recruiting another person to become a spy.  We will also
look at the civil liberty issues as the line between foreign and
domestic intelligence activities has blurred in order to counter
terrorist threats that have no distinction of borders. The course is
taught by a 30-year veteran of the CIA