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U.S. Intelligence: Evolution and Anatomy / Edition 2

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275944346
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/21/1992
  • Series: Washington Papers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 1,334,333
  • Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

MARK M. LOWENTHAL is the senior specialist in U.S. foreign policy at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
About the Author
Summary
I The Evolution of U.S. Intelligence
Introduction 3
1 Antecedents of the Modern U.S. Intelligence Community 6
2 The National Security Apparatus 13
3 The Age of Smith and Dulles 22
4 Intelligence and an Activist Foreign Policy 30
5 The Great Intelligence Investigation 39
6 Politicized Intelligence 47
7 A "Restored" Intelligence Community 66
8 Intelligence in the Post-Cold War World 87
9 Observations 100
II The Anatomy of U.S. Intelligence
10 Central Coordination and Management 105
11 Intelligence Agencies and Components 116
12 Oversight Bodies 138
13 Observations 144
Notes 146
Index 169
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