Below is the latest NATO Library guide to intelligence in the open literature.
PDF (95 Pages): NATO Library Guide to Intelligence 2016
ROBERT STEELE: Donald Trump is right — NATO should be closed down. This is the most pathetic library guide to intelligence I have seen in my 63 years of life, 40 years as an intelligence professional, 10 written books, and 2000+ non-fiction book reviews with as many articles. The annotated bibliographies from my first two books in 2000 and 2002 are better than this shallow offering unsuitable even for high school students.
A proper guide to the open source literature on intelligence would at a minimum have actually done a comprehensive search of both published and online sources, and would provide both a structure that follows the intelligence cycle (requirements & collection management, collection across each discipline, processing both big data including geospatial and desktop analytics, analysis mostly human with machine augmentation, and decision-support — educating the commander just enough just in time) while also respecting the multinational, multiagency, multilingual nature of the literature and providing as well a guide to intelligence literature organized by topic.
The individual(s) preparing this guide are clearly unable to comprehend that a simple search for annotated bibliographies across the worlds of government and commercial intelligence will yield a treasure trove of relevant citations; nor do they appear to comprehend how much can be found by doing proper citation analytics, or even — heavens — staffing this piece of fossilized crap across several subject matter experts who would have saved them from what I hope is fatal embarrassment.
Whoever created this is neither a real librarian nor an intelligence professional and is clearly not being supervised properly. This serves as a superb “measure” of where NATO is as a professional organization — it is not. Donald Trump is right — NATO should be closed down.