This course provides an introduction to counterintelligence, one of the four principal elements of intelligence. The purpose of counterintelligence is to prevent foreign intelligence operatives from penetrating one’s own security services, an extraordinarily complex task that requires exceptional analytical and human skills. Students will learn to distinguish the conceptual distinctions between traditional law enforcement approaches to counterintelligence, which focus more narrowly on the surveillance and arrest of foreign intelligence operatives, and the subtler and Machiavellian approach geared toward “turning” such operatives into “double agents” who can then be used covertly to manipulate their host agencies.
Demonstrate knowledge of basic counterintelligence techniques (both offensive and defensive), collection strategies, information sources and the classified management system.
Appraise contemporary and emerging threats and the challenges and issues that coun-tering the threat present to the counterintelligence discipline.
Analyze counterintelligence and counterespionage challenges.
Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and to identify and apply professional ethics in the counterintelligence field.
Differentiate between the fields of counterintelligence, counterespionage, and counterterrorism.
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