Accession Number : ADA309473

Title :   Economic Intelligence - A Key To Economic Power.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Brand, Joseph H.

PDF Url : ADA309473

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : With the end of the cold war and a commensurate decrease in military spending, nations are refocusing domestic and foreign policies and programs to increase economic standards of living for their citizens. This study focuses on United States economic power as an instrument of national power and the role economic intelligence plays in building and retaining that power. It is evident the U.S. government is becoming more reliant upon economic intelligence from both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense to ensure the economic playing field remains level and its policies and programs are not subverted by other nations. As President Clinton stated: 'Economic security is vital to U.S. interests. The collection and analysis of intelligence related to economic development will play an increasingly important role in helping policy makers understand economic trends.'

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES, *POLICIES, *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *DOMESTIC, *LIVING STANDARDS, FOREIGN POLICY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INTELLIGENCE, NATIONAL SECURITY, ECONOMICS, QUALITY, COLD WAR, PATTERNS, INSTRUMENTATION, POWER, MILITARY PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE