Global Village Living-Learning Center | Intelligence and National Security
G321 | 19166 | Coyle, Gene


(3 cr.) (S&H) (TR) (2:30 pm -3:45 pm) Gene Coyle.   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.
Above class meets with GLLC-G321 (20483)