U.S. Intelligence: Evolution and Anatomy

U.S. Intelligence: Evolution and Anatomy

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by Mark M. Lowenthal
     
 

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.… See more details below

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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

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Table of Contents

Foreword
About the Author
Summary
IThe Evolution of U.S. Intelligence
Introduction3
1Antecedents of the Modern U.S. Intelligence Community6
2The National Security Apparatus13
3The Age of Smith and Dulles22
4Intelligence and an Activist Foreign Policy30
5The Great Intelligence Investigation39
6Politicized Intelligence47
7A "Restored" Intelligence Community66
8Intelligence in the Post-Cold War World87
9Observations100
IIThe Anatomy of U.S. Intelligence
10Central Coordination and Management105
11Intelligence Agencies and Components116
12Oversight Bodies138
13Observations144
Notes146
Index169

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