HUMINT

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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[change | change source]

Sources may be neutral, friendly, or hostile. They may or may not know they are giving information.[1][2][3][4] Examples of HUMINT sources are:

References[change | change source]

  1. 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.
  2. Compos, Don The interrogation of suspects under arrest. (pdf), Studies in Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency. [1]
  3. Walton, Douglas 2003. The interrogation as a type of dialogue. Journal of Pragmatics 35: 1771. [2]
  4. Skerker, Michael 2010. An ethics of interrogation. Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press.