U.S. Intelligence: Evolution and Anatomy

U.S. Intelligence: Evolution and Anatomy

by Mark M. Lowenthal, Georgetown University, Center for Strategic and International Studies Staff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0030715326

ISBN-13: 9780030715327

Pub. Date: 01/01/1984

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

No major twentieth-century power has so short a history of national intelligence agencies or activities as does the United States, and few have been as public or as tumultuous. A major debate has now opened over the future structure, size, and role of U.S. intelligence in the aftermath of the cold war. This unique and fully updated book is a history of the U.S.

Overview

No major twentieth-century power has so short a history of national intelligence agencies or activities as does the United States, and few have been as public or as tumultuous. A major debate has now opened over the future structure, size, and role of U.S. intelligence in the aftermath of the cold war. This unique and fully updated book is a history of the U.S. intelligence community--as well as a detailed description of the organization and function of the major components of the community as they existed at the beginning of 1992. "A welcome and timely update of one of the most concise and objective guides to the history and structure of U.S. intelligence." Representative Dave McCurdy, Chairman, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780030715327
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1984
Pages:
134

Table of Contents

Foreword

Summary

The Evolution of U.S. Intelligence

Antecedents of the Modern U.S. Intelligence Community

The National Security Apparatus

The Age of Smith and Dulles

Intelligence and an Activist Foreign Policy

The Great Intelligence Investigation

Politicized Intelligence

A "Restored" Intelligence Community

Intelligence in the Post-Cold War World

Observations

The Anatomy of U.S. Intelligence

Central Coordination and Management

Intelligence Agencies and Components

Oversight Bodies

Observations

Notes

Index

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