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Sherman Kent's Final Thoughts on Analyst-Policymaker Relations   [open pdf - 110KB]

"In a series of post-retirement lectures in training courses for CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency analysts, Kent addressed two recurring challenges in analyst-policymaker relations--providing warning and analyzing intentions--that he argued needed fresh examination by each new generation of practitioners. Kent titled these lectures "Aspects of the Relationship between Intelligence Producers and Consumers." While he admitted, in his final recorded thoughts on the issues, that his generation had found no failsafe formulas to ensure effective ties, he did point to the general paths that he believed needed to be taken."

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2003
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Public Domain
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Central Intelligence Agency: http://www.odci.gov/cia/
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Source:
The Sherman Kent Center for Intelligence Analysis, Occasional Papers (2003): v. 2, no. 3
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