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dc.contributor.authorHeazle, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:18:59Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:18:59Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-01-25T02:19:24Z
dc.identifier.issn1743-9019en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02684527.2010.489780en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/35617
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on how pre-existing policy priorities and goals among policy elites in the US, UK, and Australia encouraged the blurring of strategic and tactical intelligence assessment as a mechanism for legitimising the Iraq invasion. Through the selective use and interpretation of sometimes vague or unsubstantiated tactical and technical intelligence and the many uncertainties it contained, proponents of the war were able to undermine existing strategic assessments on Iraq by introducing a range of possible, but largely unsubstantiated, threat scenarios as justification for military action. The paper argues that in so far as intelligence reforms are needed, they should be focused primarily on the interface between analysis and policy making, and the issue of how policy makers interpret and understand the uncertainties that intelligence assessments necessarily contain.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom290en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto308en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalIntelligence and National Securityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Theory and Political Philosophyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160609en_US
dc.titlePolicy Lessons from Iraq on Managing Uncertainty in Intelligence Assessment: Why the Strategic/Tactical Distinction Mattersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relationsen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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