HUMINT (an abbreviation of Human Intelligence) is intelligence information got from personal contacts. It is a term used in the spy community of the NATO countries.
Sources may be neutral, friendly, or hostile. They may or may not know they are giving information. Examples of HUMINT sources are:
- ↑ Benedict, Ruth 1989. The Chrysanthemum and the Sword: patterns of Japanese culture. Mariner Books. ISBN 0-395-50075-3. Very widely used source for interpreting Japanese culture.
- ↑ Compos, Don The interrogation of suspects under arrest. (pdf), Studies in Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency.  Archived 2020-10-17 at the Wayback Machine
- ↑ Walton, Douglas 2003. The interrogation as a type of dialogue. Journal of Pragmatics 35: 1771. 
- ↑ Skerker, Michael 2010. An ethics of interrogation. Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press.