Intelligence Dilemmas in the War on Terrorism
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Many researchers are at odds over the effectiveness of various counter-terrorism measures, but there appears to be a consensus concerning the supreme importance of intelligence activity for preventing terrorist attacks. Ken Robertson considers the advantages of the constant and proper use of intelligence measures in all aspects of coping with terrorism. The importance of the human intelligence aspect of intelligence-gathering for the war against terrorism can, at times, raise moral-legal questions, the substance of which involves the need to use an intelligence source who is, himself, involved in something illegal. The tangled web of intelligence relationships between Israel and the Palestinians suggests another dilemma in the intelligence domain—the question of international cooperation. Many researchers emphasize the need for a coordinating body to work with the various intelligence agencies, to enable decision makers to obtain a comprehensive intelligence picture, and to ensure greater efficiency for the intelligence forces.