Counterterrorism and Threat Finance Analysis during Wartime

Counterterrorism and Threat Finance Analysis during Wartime

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This edited volume describes various analytic methods used by intelligence analysts supporting military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as members of the Iraq and Afghan Threat Finance Cellsa€”interagency intelligence teams tasked to disrupt terrorist and insurgent funding. All contributors have deployed to Iraq and/or Afghanistan and detail both the bureaucratic and intellectual challenges in understanding terrorist and insurgent finance networks and then designing operations to attack such networks via conventional military operations, Special Forces kill/capture targeting operations, and non-kinetic operations such as asset freezing or diplomacy. The analytic methods described here leverage both quantitative and qualitative methods, but in a language and style accessible to those without a quantitative background. All methods are demonstrated via actual case studies (approved for release by the U.S. government) drawn from the analystsa€™ distinct experiences while deployed. This book will be of interest to current or aspiring intelligence analysts, students of security studies, anti-money laundering specialists in the private sector, and more generally to those interested in understanding how intelligence analysis feeds into live operations during wartime at a very tactical level.Currently he works as an operations research analyst within the Advanced Concepts Branch at US Air Force Headquarters. ... for threat finance analysts in convincing traditional human intelligence (HUMINT) collection requirement officers thatanbsp;...

Title:Counterterrorism and Threat Finance Analysis during Wartime
Author:David M. Blum, J. Edward Conway
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2015-01-22


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