ISBN-10:
0813191610
ISBN-13:
9780813191614
Pub. Date:
09/24/2009
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency

Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency

by William J. Daugherty
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ISBN-13: 9780813191614
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 09/24/2009
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxi
Prefacexv
Acknowledgmentsxxv
Introduction1
1The Role of Covert Action in Intelligence and Foreign Policy9
2The "Romances" of Covert Action23
3Covert Action Policy and Pitfalls47
4The Military and Peacetime Covert Action59
5The Discipline of Covert Action71
6Approval and Review of Covert Action Programs in the Modern Era91
7Harry S Truman113
8Dwight D. Eisenhower131
9John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson151
10Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford167
11Jimmy Carter183
12Ronald W. Reagan193
13George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton213
Conclusion221
Notes225
Bibliography257
Index277

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Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
tim_tyler More than 1 year ago
Bill Daugherty, who was one of the CIA's officers in Iran, has written an excellent book about the little known world of covert action. Despite what Hollywood would have you believe, covert action is actually regulated by law, and with a few exceptions, carefully planned by the White House. This book is highly recommended for serious scholars of U.S.
foreign policy.
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