Intelligence and Surveillance Policies Analytical Essay by Nicky

Intelligence and Surveillance Policies
Looks at intelligence and surveillance policies for the intelligence community's operations both in the U.S. and abroad.
# 147007 | 2,050 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


This paper explains that, since 9/11, the U.S. law enforcement agencies, especially the American intelligence gathering organizations, have been given unparalleled powers to curb extremism and to prevent another terror attack. However, the author relates, the Congress and Senate have done little to create a complete counterterrorism policy for the country. The paper recommends some constructive policies for establishing comprehensive counterterrorism laws and procedures.

Table of Contents:
Counterterrorism and Intelligence
Defining Terrorism
Policy Considerations
With Regards to Preparation
Working towards Change That Begins from Bottom-Up to Encourage Incubation
Strong Insight
Evaluation of Policy Success
Elaborated Counterterrorism Policy Analysis
Resourcefulness in Policy Making
Support from the Top Management to Execute Policies
Training of Intelligence Officers
Promotions, Compensation and Rewards

From the Paper:

"The US Congress and senate have played the role of more or less a spectator throughout this debacle. Seven and a half years have passed since 9/11 and US still does not have a comprehensive policy with regards to how terrorism should be tackled institutionally both within and outside United States. The Supreme Court who has the power to interpret the constitution states very strenuously, "Congress has an indispensable role to play in establishing democratically legitimate policy in counterterrorism." In addition, Anderson (2006) critics the manner in which counterterrorism has been handled by the law making body in America."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Higgie, D. (2005). Combating Terrorism: Dell Higgie Surveys the International Counter-Terrorism Scene. New Zealand International Review. 30: 1.
  • Donohue, L. K. (2006). Anglo-American Privacy and Surveillance. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. 96: 3.
  • Anderson, K. (2006). Law and Terror. Policy Review, 139.
  • Donohue, L, K,. (2006). Anglo-American Privacy and Surveillance. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. 96: 3.
  • Jacobson, M. (2006). The West at War: U.S. and European Counterterrorism Efforts, Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

Intelligence and Surveillance Policies (2011, February 02) Retrieved February 23, 2024, from

MLA Format

"Intelligence and Surveillance Policies" 02 February 2011. Web. 23 February. 2024. <>