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NCJ Number: 149987 Find in a Library
Title: Counter-Intelligence and Security
Journal: Police Journal  Volume:66  Issue:3  Dated:(July-September 1993)  Pages:306- 309
Author(s): D P King
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 4
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article discusses the relationship between counter-intelligence and security in countering terrorism and presents a modality for cooperation between the two.
Abstract: Security services are necessary to monitor known or suspected terrorists and provide the controls to restrict their activities. Counter-intelligence agencies can infiltrate terrorist groups to destabilize and subvert them. Both are complementary forces but perform different operations. The objectives of counter-intelligence are to assess the country's vulnerability to foreign espionage, to watch for sabotage, and to identify those determined to undermine the established system of government. Security measures may be taken on the basis of counter-intelligence knowledge, but the function of the counter-intelligence activity proper is solely the production of knowledge about the plans, operations, and capabilities of organizations intent on subversive activities. Counter intelligence is conducted in three overlapping phases: detection, or the recognition of some actual or apparent evidence of subversive activity; investigation, or finding out more about this evidence; and research and analysis, which puts the information into such order that some use may be made of it. Detection techniques include surveillance; publicity (citizens made aware of the danger of subversive activities); and liaison, through which counter-intelligence agencies are afforded each other's cooperation and that of other public and private security agencies so as to maximize their range of observation for evidence of subversive activity or legal subversion.
Main Term(s): Police intelligence operations
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism intelligence; Counter-terrorism tactics; Intelligence acquisition
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