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Australian foreign policy and the management of intelligence post-September 11

Cotton, James


In the era since the September 11 terrorist attacks there has been an unprecedented appeal to intelligence as a justification for pre-emptive government action on the part of the Anglo-Saxon democracies. This paper discusses the management of intelligence by the Australian government in this era. In respect both of the ‘war on terrorism’ and other issues, the politicization of intelligence has been in evidence. Poor management practices (as evident, for example, in the Collins affair) have been...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
Date published: 2006
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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