Global Village Living-Learning Center | Intelligence and National Security
G321 | 20483 | Coyle, Gene

(3 cr.) (S&H) (TR) (2:30 pm -3:45 pm) Gene Coyle.  P: Must reside in
the Global Village Living Learning Center/ Departmental consent

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