Lebanon and the Intelligence Community, David Kennedy and Leslie Brunetta. Since 1957 the Central Intelligence Agency has funded a program with the John F. Kennedy School o/ Government at Harvard University on Intelligence and Policy.. Under this program, which is managed by ClA's Center /or the Study of lntelligence,the Kennedy School conducts seminars and develops case studies that help to illuminate issues related to the needs of intelligence policymakers. This article is abridged from a case study done in 1988 for the Kennedy School of Government...
Government Spying for Commercial Gain, Mark Burton. With the end of the Cold War, the roles and missions of US intelligence organizations are under scrutiny. Assumptions that presuppose the primacy of economic competitiveness in the post-Cold War era are spurring a reevaluation of the traditional view that the US Government should not use its intelligence assets to give US companies competitive advantages over foreign firms. Analysis of the concept of such government-sponsored industrial spying, however, reveals numerous potential problems. These include legal issues, limited cost effectiveness, multinational corporations and, potentially, an increased risk of international conflict if such actions are pursued aggressively. Nevertheless, other countries are doing it, US companies are victims of it, and the US Government has to decide what to do about it...
Reflections on Mail Order Tradecraft, John A. Wiant. The announcement from Sears last January that it was shutting down its catalog sales operations provoked a wave of nostalgia among those of us who had grown up with this mail-order enterprise. Some of my colleagues noted that the Sears "Wish Book" was not only rural America's alternative to the big city department store, but it was also the lifeline to American goods for many serving abroad. Long before Lands End, L.L. Bean, Talbots, or anyone of the dozens of other catalogs which now clog our pouches and overseas postal system, Sears kept us in clothes and commodities. And, if we had good tailors, Sears sometimes provided the models to inform the local craftsmen on contemporary styles...
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