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dc.contributor.advisorStout, Mark
dc.creatorGaitan, John P.
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-09T03:36:11Z
dc.date.available2018-01-09T03:36:11Z
dc.date.created2017-08
dc.date.issued2017-11-06
dc.date.submittedAugust 2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/44657
dc.description.abstractThe US Intelligence Community has shown a lack of understanding and appreciation of counterintelligence and its capabilities as a strategic tool. Historically, US adversaries have used the famed Double-Cross System to engage in counterintelligence and counter-espionage operations that have effectively neutralized US foreign intelligence operations. This research reviews and answers the question of “Strategic Counterintelligence; What Is It and What Should We Do About it?” Strategic counterintelligence is the analysis of foreign intelligence or security service entity acting on behalf of state or non-state actor. The operational aspect is aimed at exploiting the state or non-state actor’s clandestine collection channel to manage the actor’s objectives. My deception research revealed that state and non-state actors are still susceptible to deception, and that technology is increasing this vulnerability in the US. Through researched historical examples, it was found that strategic counterintelligence operations are a method of imposing costs on a state or non-state actor, specifically through the controlled release of technology. Lastly, Double-Cross-like operations are viable in cyberspace through the use of decoy and real network systems. The US has the ability to effectively employ strategic counterintelligence operations, deliberately and reactively, against a state or non-state actor, to drive the actor’s moves and countermoves.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherJohns Hopkins University
dc.subjectDouble-Cross
dc.subjectStrategic Counterintelligence
dc.subjectCounterintelligence
dc.subjectCost-Imposition Strategies
dc.subjectCyber Counterintelligence
dc.subjectRussia
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectHezbollah
dc.subjectHybrid Warfare
dc.subjectReflexive Control
dc.titleSTRATEGIC COUNTERINTELLIGENCE: AN APPROACH TO ENGAGING SECURITY THREATS TO AMERICAN SECURITY
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.disciplineGlobal Security Studies
thesis.degree.grantorJohns Hopkins University
thesis.degree.grantorAdvanced Academic Programs
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM.A.
dc.date.updated2018-01-09T03:36:11Z
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thesis.degree.departmentGlobal Security Studies
dc.contributor.committeeMemberO'Byrne, Sarah
dc.publisher.countryUSA
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-1574-4689


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