We have not featured “think tanks” on this web site because all of them, with one exception, are ideologically biased and financially-beholden to one of the two parties that monopolize power and exclude both the majority of Americans from an honest electoral process, and the majority of objective experts from the policy and budget dailog.
The CATO Institute appears to be an exception. Below are a few of their generally dated but still relevant pronouncements on the subject of intelligence as decision support.
Why Spy? The Uses and Misuses of Intelligence Stanley Kober (1996)
Building Leverage in the Long War, Jim Harris (2002)
Intelligence Failures Now and Then, Christopher Preble (2004)
Enemies of Intelligence (Book Review), Justin Logan (2007)
Real Intelligence Failures, Richard W. Rahn (2008)
The Need for Judicial Oversight of Domestic Intelligence Gathering, Timothy Lee (2008)
Mike German on ‘Intelligence’ Reports, Jim Harper (2009)