Review: Promises to Keep–The United States Since World War II

3 Star, Empire, Sorrows, Hubris, Blowback

Prromises to KeepOver-Priced, Publisher Needs Spanking,

April 10, 2007

Paul S. Boyer

I spend $5000 a year at Amazon. I also publish books and know that it costs a penny a page to publish a book with a hard copy jacket.

This is an important book, disgracefully priced beyond the reach of virtually everyone who actually needs to read it.

If and when the price drops to $35 or so, I will consider buying. If you agree, please join me in protest.

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Vendor Pitch Archives on Public Intelligence (1992-2006)

Commerce

2006

US

VendorFlemingIcosystem

2006

US

VendorLedermanDeep Web Technologies

2006

US

VendorProctorIBM’s Text Analytic OS Architecture

2006

US

VendorRuhCISCO’s Application Oriented Network

2004

US

VendorDietzLEXIS-NEXIS Open Sources on North Korea

2004

US

VendorDietzTop Ten Stories on North Korea

2001

US

VendorNABright Planet White Paper on the Deep Web

2001

UK

VendorRotherayBBC Views on New Risks of Crisis Seen From Open Sources (Slides)

2001

UK

VendorRotherayBBC Views on New Risks of Crisis Seen From Open Sources (Text)

1999

US

VendorBoyerAUTOMETRIC (Now Boeing): High Resolution Imagery

1999

NL

VendorDataExpertDateExpert

1999

US

VendorPowerizePowerize Overview

1998

UK

VendorBrentonMEMEX Software

1998

UK

VendorHunterI2: Creating Intelligence Automatically

1998

US

VendorRetrieval Tech.Real Time News Meets Knowledge Management

1997

US

VendorBlejerSRA: Intelligence Information Systems

1997

US

VendorCORECORE SW: Business Plan Summary

1997

US

VendorJacobsISOQUEST: Software for Managing Information Overload

1997

US

VendorRodriguezDIALOG: Targetted Decisions Support versus Generic Internet

1997

US

VendorWeigandForecast International: Reducing Risk Via Practical OSINT (Slides)

1997

US

VendorWeigandForecast International: Reducing Risk Via Practical OSINT (Text)

1996

US

VendorDixonLEXIS-NEXIS, Online Public Records and Criminal Investigations

1996

UK

VendorHutchinsonJane’s: The Role of Sources in Open Intelligence

1996

US

VendorKrattenmakerLEXIS-NEXIS, LEXMAP Demonstration and Discussion

1996

US

VendorNachmanoffOxford Analytica: Economic Intelligence Services for the Private Sector

1996

US

VendorNanzSPOT Image: Remarks on Commercial Imagery

1995

US

VendorMcLaganNewsEdge, Tailored News Alerts for a Competitive Edge

1995

US

VendorNanzCommercial Imagery and National Defense (Slides)

1995

US

VendorNanzCommercial Imagery and National Defense (Text)

1995

UK

VendorRolingtonJane’s: A Theory of Open Source Information

1994

US`

VendorVajta-WilliamsSpace Imaging, Commercial Imagery, and You

1993

UK

VendorHallJane’s Approach to the New Threat Environment

1992

US

VendorDriverN-STAR: An Automated Analyst Tool for Open Source Data

1992

US

VendorHutchinsonJane’s RUMOR OF WAR: An Information Vendor’s View

1992

US

VendorKovalyUnique Wire Service Provides Early Intelligence

1992

US

VendorPincusMETAMORPH: Theoretical Background and Operational Functionality

1992

US

VendorVendorPERISCOPE, Commercial Open Source

Commerce Archive on Public Intelligence (1992-2006)

Commerce
Archive 1992-2006
Archive 1992-2006

2004

SE

CommerceBjoreCommercial Intelligence

2003

SE

CommerceBjoreReinventing Commercial Intelligence

2002

US

CommerceKlavansIdentifying Commercial Opportunities from Emerging Science

2000

US

CommerceTechnology Intelligence from Patents

2000

US

CommerceSullivanBusiness Perspective on Essential Overseas Information

1999

FR

CommerceBaumlinEspionage or Business Intelligence: Nuances of Gray

1999

UK

CommerceCollierOverview of New Horizons in OSINT Sources, Softwares, Services

1999

US

CommerceMillerThe Year the Information Industry Hit Bottom

1999

US

CommerceRobinsonHow Mobil Uses Open Sources & Services

1998

FR

CommerceBaumlinBlack, White, Gray, Realities of the Investigative Marketplace

1998

US

CommerceBoyerAssessing US and Other Space Imaging Options for European Needs

1998

GE

CommerceBrucknerInformation and Knowledge Management in Intelligence Situations

1998

US

CommerceBurwellCommercial Online Source Validation Methods

1998

UK

CommerceCollierThe Pricing of Electronic Information

1998

US

CommerceDunnConfronting the Future of the Information Industry

1998

Israel

CommerceFeilerOpen and Personal: Economic Intelligence in the Middle East

1998

US

CommerceHorowitzEconomic Espionage and OSINT: Legal and Security Implications

1998

US

CommerceStaraValuing Competitive Intelligence

1998

US

CommerceYankeelovPushing the Assets of Time and Knowledge

1997

BE

CommerceBorry & SohlElectronic Sources & Methods: A Belgian Business Perspective

1997

US

CommerceSuggsInternational Trade & Commerce Intelligence Search Strategies (Slides)

1997

US

CommerceSuggsInternational Trade & Commerce Intelligence Search Strategies (Text)

1996

US

CommerceBatesRecent and Emerging Trends in Information Brokering

1996

US

CommerceCallRealities & Myths Regarding Financial Research Using Open Sources

1996

US

CommerceKolb (SCIP)Sales Pitch for the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals

1996

US

CommerceSibbitEmerging Business Models for Commercial Remote Sensing

1996

US

CommerceSteeleConcise Directory of Selected International Open Sources & Services

1996

US

CommerceSteeleOpen Source Intelligence Handbook, Chapter 1, Overview

1995

US

CommerceHerringBusiness Intelligence in Japan and Sweden: Lessons for the US

1995

US

CommerceHerringIntelligence to Enhance American Companies’ Competitiveness

1995

US

CommerceHerringUsing the Intelligence Process to Create Competitive Global Advantage

1995

US

CommerceSimon & BlixtEmerging Issues in Competitive Intelligence

1994

US

CommerceBaschSecrets of the Super-Searchers: A Personal and Practical Perspective

1994

Switz

CommerceBernhardtTailoring Competitive Intelligence to Executive Needs

1994

UK

CommerceCollierGlobal Information Industry and a New Information Paradigm

1994

US

CommerceHimelfarbIntroduction to Competitive and Business Intelligence

1994

US

CommerceKellyASIDIC Perspectives & Its Contributions to National Competitiveness (S)

1994

US

CommerceKellyASIDIC Perspectives & Its Contributions to National Competitiveness (T)

1994

US

CommerceMarcinkoAssociation of Information and Dissemination Centers, Case Studies

1994

US

CommerceShakerBeating the Competition: From Boardroom to War Room

1994

US

CommerceShaker & RiceFrom War Room to Board Room

1994

US

CommerceSharpHow to Identify Changes that Threaten Your Business Activity, In Advance

1994

US

CommerceStanatThe Power of Global Business Information

1994

US

CommerceSteeleGermany: ACCESS:  Theory and Practice of Competitor Intelligence

1994?

US

CommerceSteeleASIDIC: Intelligence Community as a New Market

1993

US

CommerceCaldwellInternational Investigative Market (Slides)

1993

US

CommerceCaldwellInternational Investigative Market (Text)

1993

SE

CommerceDedijerEurope’s To BI or not to BE: Inventory of a New Business Innovation

1993

US

CommerceEliasAn Overview of the Information Industry in 1993

1993

AU

CommerceFraumannBusiness is War

1993

US

CommerceHerringBusiness Intelligence: Some Have It, Some Don’t–How They Do It

1993

US

CommerceHimelfarbIntelligence Requirements for Executives

1993

US

CommerceMonaco & GerliczyEconomic Intelligence and Open Source Information

1993

JP

CommerceShimaOverview of Japanese Media and Information Systems

1993

US

CommerceSplittThe U.S. Information Industry: Changing the 21st Century

1993

US

CommerceSteeleCorporate Role in National Competitiveness

1993

US

CommerceSteeleThe Intelligence Community as a New Market

1992

US

CommerceHlavaInformation Industry Corporations (Partial Listing)

1992

US

CommerceHlavaSelected Professional and Trade Associations in Information

1992

US

CommerceHlavaThe Information Industry: Impact of Globalization

1992

US

CommerceMeyerBusiness Intelligence at the Cutting Edge

1992

US

CommerceNobelFrom A to Z: What We’ve Done with Open Sources

1992

US

CommerceShaker & KarduliasIntelligence Support to U.S. Business

1992

US

CommerceWilliamsOSINT to Create Intelligence in a Commercial Environment