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Eric Rosenbach

Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave)

 

 

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2009 (continued)

July 2009

"The Congressional Authorization and Appropriation Processes"

Memorandum

By Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave) and Aki J. Peritz

This memo provides an overview of how the intelligence budget is developed and implemented, as well as how Congress can use the process to influence intelligence and national security policies.

 

 

July 2009

"Congressional Oversight of the Intelligence Community"

Memorandum

By Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave) and Aki J. Peritz

This memo provides a brief overview of congressional oversight of the Intelligence Community.

 

 

July 2009

"Organization of the Intelligence Community"

Memorandum

By Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave) and Aki J. Peritz

This memo provides an overview of the offices and agencies that comprise the U.S. Intelligence Community.

 

 

July 2009

"Intelligence Basics"

Memorandum

By Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave) and Aki J. Peritz

This memo provides an overview of U.S. intelligence and its primary functions, including intelligence collection and analysis, covert action, and counterintelligence activities.

 

2008

August 15, 2008

Memo to the Next President: Intelligence & Counterterrorism

Media Feature

By Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave)

In this exclusive web video, Eric Rosenbach, Belfer Center Executive Director for Research and former professional staff member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, outlines the priorities on which the next president should focus in order to improve U.S. intelligence capabilities.

 

 

Jacom Stephens

July 2008

The Incisive Fight: Recommendations for Improving Counterterrorism Intelligence

Book Chapter, volume 618

By Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave)

The intelligence community has evolved significantly since the failures of 9/11 and the inaccurate assessments on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Congressional action has resulted in multiple far-reaching reforms and tectonic organizational shifts. On the strategic level, however, counterterrorism intelligence policy has been muddled during the past eight years. The Bush administration, for example, called on the intelligence community to "bolster the growth of democracy." The next president should cast aside political ideology and build on reform efforts to empower top-notch leaders. Strong new leaders in the intelligence community must energize the National Counterterrorism Center and provide the president with comprehensive and policy-relevant intelligence analysis. The United States cannot eliminate the global terrorist threat alone—the next president must boost cooperation with liaison security services. Finally, the intelligence community must bolster its operational capacity to find and detain terrorists around the world.

 

 

AP Photo

July 18, 2008

"China's Cyber Warriors"

Op-Ed, Balitmore Sun

By Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave) and Tamara Klajn

Could the United States be under attack from China without Americans even really knowing it?

Last week, Republican Reps. Frank R. Wolf of Virginia and Christopher H. Smith of New Jersey announced that Chinese hackers had attacked their office computers. Mr. Wolf and Mr. Smith, very public critics of China's human rights record, noted that it was likely that in 2006, the hackers sought to steal information about Chinese dissidents and refugees who had sought assistance from members of Congress.

Skeptics have suggested that the politicians' announcement was most likely intended as good old-fashioned China-bashing. After all, the details of the incident were "old news" to the U.S. national security community. And even the casual observer of American politics knows that China is often the target of unwarranted populist attacks on Capitol Hill.

 

 

AP Photo

May 28, 2008

"Real Intelligence Men Don't Cry"

Op-Ed, Washington Post

By Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave)

Eric Rosenbach, responding to a Washington Post Sunday "Outlook" article by former senior intelligence official Mark Lowenthal, advises the next director of National Intelligence: "Don't whine to policymakers about the difficulty of your job. Don't make excuses for your failures. And definitely don't claim that the intelligence community can't do any better."

 

 

Spring 2008

Free: College Curriculum Package Simulates Oil Crisis

Announcement

By Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave)

Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), in collaboration with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, has created a free college curriculum box set that includes all of the materials needed to conduct an energy crisis simulation in your classroom. The exercise is based on Oil ShockWave™, SAFE's one-of-a-kind oil crisis simulation, which has featured participants such as Defense Secretary Robert Gates, former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Dan Yergin and former director of the CIA R. James Woolsey.

 

 

AP Photo

March 19, 2008

Five Years Into Iraq: A Report Card

Media Feature

By Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School, Kevin Ryan, Director, Defense and Intelligence Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Meghan L. O'Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave) and Paul Kane, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, February 2004–August 2008

With the war in Iraq stretching past the five-year mark, experts weigh in on what has gone right, what has gone wrong, and lessons learned. Paul Kane, a Marine veteran of Iraq, writes of the “serious disconnect” between civilians and those who have served in uniform, while Meghan O’Sullivan, former deputy national security advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan, says that today “we have the right strategy in place — and it is making a difference on the ground.”

 

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