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Intelligence Acquisition
This paper examines the use of the liaison channel as an alternative tool for intelligence acquisition.
# 94632 | 1,988 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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In this essay, the writer notes that there is a growing need for improved communications between the nations of the world who have allied themselves against emerging threats, particularly those countries where there may be significant language and cultural differences that might constrain the intelligence-gathering and communication process. To this end, this paper provides an overview of the problem, followed by a discussion of what steps can be taken to improve liaison channels among Western nations today. A summary of the research and salient recommendations are provided in the conclusion. The writer concludes that while the intelligence-gathering process has been facilitated through the use of sophisticated computer-based applications, there continues to be a need for real people acquiring real information on the streets, alleyways and backrooms of the world's terrorist networks.

Review and Discussion
Background and Overview
The Liaison Channel

Sample of Sources Used:

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