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THE AREA HANDBOOK: A COMPARATIVE REASSESSMENT

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CIA-RDP78-05927A000300060003-8
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U
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11
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December 16, 2016
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April 7, 2005
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3
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Publication Date: 
March 16, 1973
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SUMMARY
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16 March 1973 The Area Handbook: A Comparative Reassessment
STATINT
SUMMARY -- There is clear duplication between
the Army's Area Handbook series and the NIS
General Survey, even though the former is
labeled "operations research" and not "basic
intelligence." Despite its controversial
origins, the Handbook bias become
institutionalized and is attempting to
research and produce books on a fairly current