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Dundukov, M.Y. Intelligence activities as a type of state activity of the USA

Published in journal "National Security / nota bene", 2013-4 in rubric "Legal support of national security", pages 579-584.

Resume: The article is devoted to the intelligence activities of the USA as one of the types of activity of the American state. The article evaluates the issue of whether foreign intelligence activity, counterintelligence activity, political investigation, internal security guarantees, secret operations activity may be regarded as intelligence activities. The article is based upon the analysis of the American legislation and first of all on such legislative acts a the National Security Act of 1947, Intelligence Reorganization Act of 1992, Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. The article also discusses the evolution of views on the domestic security from the 1950s when it stood for fighting global communist threat to the current time, when the domestic security refers to protection of the US territory from terrorism and other threats.

Keywords: intelligence activities, foreign intelligence, national intelligence, secret service, domestic security, political investigation, secret operation, intelligence information, intelligence community.

DOI: 10.7256/2073-8560.2013.4.8976

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