This is not intended to be a critique of any presidential administration past or present. Instead this is an analysis of the analytical pitfalls that led to the intelligence failure. Please note, that your topic does not have to focus on US intelligence, it can look at the failure of another country’s intelligence agencies. This paper should include the following elements: · Title page · Introduction with strong thesis statement · Background and analysis of the intelligence failure ·
Assessment of which analytical techniques (Content Analysis, Comparative Analysis, or any other type of analysis) learned in this class could have prevented the failure (you may discuss more than one) · Conclusion · Bibliography Please use the following for sources as well: Betts, Richard K. “Two Faces of Intelligence Failure: September 11 and Iraq’s Missing WMD.” Political Science Quarterly 122, no. 4 (2007): 585–606. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20202928. Herring, Eric, and Piers Robinson. “Report X Marks the Spot: The British Government’s Deceptive Dossier on Iraq and WMD.” Political Science Quarterly 129, no. 4 (2014): 551–83. http://www.jstor.org/stable/43828472. Jervis, Robert. “Reports, Politics, and Intelligence Failures: The Case of Iraq.” Journal of strategic studies 29, no. 1 (2006): 3–52. Kaufmann, Chaim. “Threat Inflation and the Failure of the Marketplace of Ideas: The Selling of the Iraq War.” International Security 29, no. 1 (2004): 5–48. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4137546.