Sample International Relations Paper on Intel Community

  • Graham Allison, “How it Went Down,” Time, 5/7/2012,33009,2113156,00.html
  • Mark Landler, “Photos Tell Tales of Anguished Deliberations,” The New York Times, September 6, 2013
  • Read the Executive Summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Report on the Christmas Day bombing attempt over Detroit.
  • Paul R. Pillar, “Intelligence, Policy, and the War in Iraq,” Foreign Affairs 85, no. 2 (2006): 15–27.


On the week’s reading or viewing. On some weeks there may be specific questions/issues to address in a post. Question/issue highlighted below.


Intel Community

Do we need 18 spy agencies? (Can you name them?) Are we any better at “connecting the dots” than before 9/11?  What’s the status of the GWOT? Why does the Pentagon have the biggest share of the intel budget? And is the IC spying on you?