Intelligence can be described as the collecting and processing of information about foreign countries and their agents which is needed by a government for its foreign policy and for national security, the conduct of non-attributable activities abroad to facilitate the implementation of foreign policy, and the protection of both process and product, as well as persons and organizations concerned with these, against unauthorized disclosure-- Bimfort, Martin T. A Definition of Intelligence. CIA Historical Review Program, 1994. (https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000606548.pdf)
Researching this topic
When searching for information on this topic, potentially useful keywords to use may include:
"Intelligence AND National Security"
"Intelligence Surveillance OR Reconnaissance"
Starting Your Research
The Research Process
As you begin your studies and research papers, note that research is a process. Your experience with the steps outlined below may differ in order and might even repeat as you complete research, papers, and projects.
You will likely use library resources such as the library databases to conduct background research, refine your topic, and search for sources.