Privileged and Confidential: The Secret History of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board is the first and only study of the PIAB. Foreign policy veterans Kenneth Michael Absher, Michael C. Desch, and Roman Popadiuk trace the board's history from Eisenhower through Obama and evaluate its effectiveness under each president. Created to be an independent panel of nonpartisan experts, the PIAB has become increasingly susceptible to politics in recent years and has lost some of its influence. Absher, Desch, and Popadiuk, however, clearly demonstrate the board's potential to offer a unique and valuable perspective on intelligence issues. Privileged and Confidential not only illuminates a little-known element of U.S. intelligence operations but also offers suggestions for enhancing a critical executive function.
|Publisher:||University Press of Kentucky|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.70(d)|
About the Author
Michael C. Desch, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of Civilian Control of the Military: The Changing Security Environment.
Roman Popadiuk served as the first U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine in 1992-1993. He is a retired member of the career Senior Foreign Service.
Table of Contents
Introduction. The President's Intelligence Advisory Board: Learning Lessons from Its Past to Shape Its Future 1
1 Dwight D. Eisenhower 15
2 John F. Kennedy 51
3 Lyndon B. Johnson 111
4 Richard M. Nixon 155
5 Gerald R. Ford/Jimmy Carter 187
6 Ronald W. Reagan 233
7 George H. W. Bush 263
8 William J. Clinton 279
9 George W. Bush 309
Acknowledgments and Disclaimer 345
Biographical Sketches of PFIAB Members 347