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strategic implications of losing history, and failing to notice fact: Robert Perry, Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & 'Project Truth' (Media Consortium, 1999), and Larry Beinhart, Fog Facts : Searching for Truth in the Land of Spin (Nation Books, 2005).

31  This term was first used by Alvin Toffler to describe the author, his company, and OSINT.  See the chapter on “The Future of the Spy” in which 5 of the 12 pages are focused on OSINT, in War and Anti-War: Making Sense of Today's Global Chaos (Warner, 1995).  All of the books by the Tofflers, who now write as a team, are relevant to the information era, but Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power at the Edge of the 21st Century (Bantam, 1991) is rather special.

32  This term (M4IS) was first introduced by the Swedes at the Third Peacekeeping Intelligence Conference held in Stockholm in December 2004.  The Swedes have replaced the Canadians as the neutral third party of choice.

33 Goggling for “analytic tradecraft” is always useful.  The actual notes from Jack Davis can be accessed via www.oss.net/BASIC.

34   As with all observations in this chapter, the specifics are easily accessible via www.oss.net/BASIC, in this case as “New Rules for the New Craft of Intelligence,” under Practice, where other guides to analytic tradecraft may also be found.

35  Cf. Robert Steele, INFORMATION OPERATIONS: All Information, All Languages, All the Time (OSS, 2006) and—more focused on the military as well as free, INFORMATION OPERATIONS: Putting the I Back Into DIME (Strategic Studies Institute, February 2006).  The latter is easily found by Googling for the title.

36  Jonathan Schell, The Unconquerable World : Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People (Owl, 2004).

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