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dc.contributor.advisorFerris, John R.
dc.contributor.authorHossack, Samantha
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-18T18:04:50Z
dc.date.available2017-04-18T18:04:50Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.date.submitted2017en
dc.identifier.citationHossack, S. (2017). Intelligence Systems Failures in Responding to Threats from Afghanistan (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/26591en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/3702
dc.description.abstractThe Soviet Union and United States wars in Afghanistan are widely considered disastrous affairs. The involvement of both states in Afghanistan resulted from intelligence systems failures, characterized by issues related to trust that caused a power imbalance between the intelligence community and the decision maker. In this thesis, I examine both the Soviet and American intelligence systems, testing the effectiveness of intelligence production and intelligence consumption. I further analyze the character traits of key members of the intelligence systems, the levels of bureaucracy, and the relationship between the intelligence community and decision makers, emphasizing an analysis of the levels of trust. I conclude that these two case studies represent instances when intelligence systems failed because decision makers placed too much or too little trust in the intelligence community.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectEconomics--History
dc.subjectHistory--Middle Eastern
dc.subjectHistory--Military
dc.subjectHistory--Russian and Soviet
dc.subjectHistory--United States
dc.subjectMilitary Studies
dc.subjectPolitical Science
dc.subjectPolitical Science--International Law and Relations
dc.subject.otherIntelligence Systems
dc.subject.otherAfghanistan
dc.subject.otherSoviet Union
dc.subject.otherUnited States
dc.subject.otherMilitary History
dc.subject.otherIntelligence Production
dc.subject.otherIntelligence Consumption
dc.subject.otherMilitary Strategy
dc.titleIntelligence Systems Failures in Responding to Threats from Afghanistan
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/26591
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Strategic Studies
thesis.degree.nameMSS
thesis.degree.disciplineMilitary and Strategic Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid5429
dc.contributor.committeememberCameron, Gavin
dc.contributor.committeememberSpangler, Jewel
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.