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Espionage, statecraft, and the theory of reporting : a philosophical essay on intelligence management

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Everything we know about what goes on in the world comes to us through reports, information transmitted through human communication. This book offers a clear, accessible introduction to the theory of reporting, with a special emphasis on national security, particularly military and diplomatic reporting, drawing on examples from historical accounts of espionage and statecraft from the Second World War.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)959276125
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rescher
ISBN: 9780822982418 0822982412
OCLC Number: 1017098824
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Reports and our need for information --
2. Reporting and its sources --
3. Content matters --
4. Transmission --
5. Reception --
6. Cognitive importance --
7. Interpretation problems --
8. Evaluation --
9. Utilization.
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