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Terrorism and Legal Competence: A Reader's Opinion — January 10, 1997
Anonymous - Police Officer, Pacific Basin Country and Editor

A reader, a police officer from a Pacific Basin Country, wishing to remain anonymous, reacts to IBPP article "Terrorism and Legal Competence" (V. 1, No. 1, November 8, 1996), discussing that article's treatment of terrorism and versions of legal competency. Religious as well as intolerance are likewise discussed.

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The Need for a United States Government Capacity to Analyze and Counter Foreign Perception Management Operations: Part III — January 10, 1997
Todd Levanthal and Editor

This is the final part of a three-part series by Mr. Todd Leventhal, who from January 1987 to May 1996 was Program Officer for Countering Disinformation at the United States Information Agency (USIA.) The first two parts have contained examples of perception management operations, often against USG interests. The series has reflected his personal opinion, not those of USIA or the US Government (USG.) It has been presented with only the most minor editing.

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The Social Cognition of Intelligence Analysis — January 10, 1997
Editor

The editor discusses the analysis of political intelligence through the philosophical lenses of Plato, Friedrich Nietzsche, and R. J. Heuer as well as through consideration of research in the contemporary field of social cognition, or the structure, process, and content of how people think about other people.