Finding Bin Laden: Lessons for a New American Way of Intelligence

Author
Erik J. Dahl
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
129
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
Summer 2014
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
ERIK J. DAHL describes the nearly decade-long search for Osama bin Laden and what it reveals about the capabilities and the limitations of the American intelligence community. He argues that this case suggests that we may be seeing the first signs of a “new American way of intelligence” with a reduced reliance on the expensive, high-technology systems of the Cold War and a greater emphasis on broad-based intelligence fusion and analysis.
Topic
Cold War
Political Geography
America