Counterterrorism and Threat Finance Analysis during Wartime

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Januar 2015



This edited volume describes various analytic methods used by intelligence analysts supporting military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as members of the Iraq and Afghan Threat Finance Cells-interagency intelligence teams tasked to disrupt terrorist and insurgent funding. All contributors have deployed to Iraq and/or Afghanistan and detail both the bureaucratic and intellectual challenges in understanding terrorist and insurgent finance networks and then designing operations to attack such networks via conventional military operations, Special Forces kill/capture targeting operations, and non-kinetic operations such as asset freezing or diplomacy. The analytic methods described here leverage both quantitative and qualitative methods, but in a language and style accessible to those without a quantitative background. All methods are demonstrated via actual case studies (approved for release by the U.S. government) drawn from the analysts' distinct experiences while deployed. This book will be of interest to current or aspiring intelligence analysts, students of security studies, anti-money laundering specialists in the private sector, and more generally to those interested in understanding how intelligence analysis feeds into live operations during wartime at a very tactical level.


Foreword David D. McKiernan, General (Retired), U.S. Army Chapter One: Introduction: The Threat Finance Cell J. Edward Conway Chapter Two: Intelligence Analysis: An Operator's Perspective Colonel Clayton O. Sheffield, U.S. Army Chapter Three: Where Counterinsurgency Meets Counter Threat Finance Brian A. Gordon Chapter Four: From People to Processes: Collecting Intelligence That Matters David M. Blum & Brian A. Gordon Chapter Five: Al-Qa'ida in Iraq's Financial Ledgers Benjamin Bahney and Howard J. Shatz Chapter Six: Cost Accounting: Auditing the Taliban in Helmand Province, Afghanistan Brian A. Gordon and J. Edward Conway Chapter Seven: Using Financial Data to Analyze Terrorist Motivations: The Case of Al-Qa'ida in Iraq's Payrolls Benjamin Bahney and Howard J. Shatz Chapter Eight: Social Network Analysis: Understanding Threat Financial Networks David M. Blum and Brian A. Gordon Chapter Nine: Scenario Planning: The "Master" of Spin Boldak and The Chaman Border Crossing David Blum and J. Edward Conway Chapter Ten: Decision Analysis: Rank-Ordering Members of the Insurgent Group As'aib Ahl al-Haqq J. Edward Conway Chapter Eleven: Designing Courses of Action: From Problem-setting to Problem-solving J. Edward Conway Chapter Twelve: Conclusion J. Edward Conway and David Blum


Edited by David M. Blum and J. Edward Conway - Foreword by David D. McKiernan - Contributions by Benjami...
EAN: 9780739180440
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Lexington Books
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2015
Seitenanzahl: 228 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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