chapter  II
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National Assessment Systems

There has been considerable academic writing about intelligencepolicy relationships at this top level and the nuances of presenting intel­ ligence’s alternative and minority interpretations there. The actual machinery for assessment has received rather less attention. In this, countries have choices broadly between British and American organiza­ tional models. The first is the system of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC); the second is the American framework for producing National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs). These arrangements and their resemblances and differences are the subject here.