The Honorable John A. Bohn
Former CEO, Moody's Investors Service, Former President, Export-Import Bank
Peter Drucker told us in 1998 that the next information revolution for business will be in the exploitation of external information. This book is an essential reference because it defines how government, business, and the academy can finally share intelligence without being tainted by espionage or handicapped by secrecy.
Rear Admiral Dr. Sigurd Hess, German Navy (Retired)
Former Chief of Staff, Allied Command Baltic Approaches
As NATO, its Partnership for Peace and the European Defense and Security Initiative devise new models for meeting their future intelligence needs, this book ought to be considered and discussed. Robert Steele's vision for the future of intelligence is clearly "internationalist" in nature. It focuses on regional partnerships between governmental and non-governmental organizations and on the value of open source intelligence collection. European Institutions should seize the opportunity to be the first to succeed in implementing this new model.
Ralph Peters, author of
Fighting for the Future: Will America Triumph?
Robert Steele is as consistently fascinating as he is consistently right; his insights on intelligence have always been at least a decade ahead of the establishment.
Commodore Patrick Tyrrell, OBE, Royal Navy
Over a broad canvas reflecting the changing nature of information and information technologies, Robert Steele lays the foundation for the future of e-intelligence.
John G. Heidenrich, author on genocide prevention
Bosnia, Rwanda, Kosovo, East Timor--genocide has become a feature of the post-Cold War world. Robert Steele's book shows how genocide and other global problems can be effectively monitored without shortchanging traditional national security. This book is invaluable to both humanitarians and national security experts.
Major General Oleg Kalugin, KGB (Retired)
Former Elected Deputy to the Russian Parliament
All intelligence services--as well as non-governmental organizations and non-state actors--will benefit from a study of this book. Robert Steele goes well beyond the original visions of the best of the former Directors of Central Intelligence, and has crafted a brilliant, sensible, and honorable future for the intelligence profession.
Bruce Sterling, Author of Hacker Crackdown : Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier
Robert Steele is about 100 times as smart and 10,000 times as dangerous as the best of the hackers, for he is successfully hacking the most challenging of bureaucracies, the U.S. intelligence community, and doing it for the right reasons. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Most current and objective risk assessments indicate that the risk environment faced by the U.S. during the Cold War has drastically changed. Read morePublished on July 30, 2007 by Retired Reader
Robert Steele is the one man crusade for the importance of open source intel. This and his more recent New Intelligence tell and show why open source intel is the most useful means... Read morePublished on August 2, 2003 by thomas g linsley
As a book, it's rather ugly. The pages are obviously printed out by an inkjet printer or something (you can actually see some jaggies in the font), and the index is created by... Read morePublished on July 19, 2002
The author of ON INTELLIGENCE is an experienced US intelligence expert. Robert Steele's main suggestion to the Intelligence Community is augmented openness. Read morePublished on December 11, 2001 by Mag. Wolfgang Braumandl
This book is a goldmine of ideas , suggestions ,possibilities .I bought it for information purposes ,only. Now I realise that I have purchased a book for life . Read morePublished on September 8, 2001 by Deimantas Steponavicius
Robert Steele is the Thomas Edison of the Information Age! This book has more good ideas per column inch than any other book on intelligence reform. Read morePublished on July 7, 2001