Books and articles

Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 16-23, 2018)

After approximately one month of fighting, the Syrian army completed its takeover of the ISIS enclave south of Damascus. As a result, the Syrian regime declared the Damascus area “a terror-free zone. While ISIS is suffering defeats in Syria, and its operatives in Iraq are under incessant pressure from the Iraqi security forces, ISIS’s provinces and its supporters throughout the world continue to carry out intensive terrorist activity. In light of the achievements of the Syrian army, and as part of the preparations for the day after, tension is rising between the main centers of power supporting the Syrian regime.
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Intelligence in a Time of Rapid Change

Before you is the second issue of the methodological journal Intelligence in Theory and in Practice. The thread connecting the articles in this issue is the need for intelligence personnel to adapt their methods to the increasing pace and intensity of the changes both in the strategic environment and in the operative and technological environment.
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Intelligence in Theory and in Practices

The journal Intelligence – in Theory and in Practice is an outcome of the idea that the Israeli Intelligence Community Commemoration and Heritage Center, as a joint body for the entire intelligence community, should and can contribute to developing a methodological conversation on intelligence practice.
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Intelligence and Decision Making: the IDF Leaving Lebanon as a Case Study

Brig. Gen. (ret.) Amos Gilboa’s book, The True Story of How Israel Left Lebanon (May 2000) Code Name “Dawn”, was published recently. The book deals with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s decision to leave Lebanon and the way it was implemented. The author, Amos Gilboa, is a senior member of the Israeli intelligence community and
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Crucial Warning Goes Unheeded – The Story of a Forgotten Intelligence Episode, October 5, 1973

Brigadier General (res.) Amos Gilboa has served in a variety of senior intelligence positions, one of which was head of the Research Division of Aman (Military Intelligence) (1982-1984). He has conducted many studies on intelligence issues (some of them still classified), some of which deal with the Yom Kippur War.
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