This history of the CIA examines the agency as an institution operating within a political context and looks at its shifting relationship with the American public, Congress and presidents. This edition contains a preface that discusses the agency's fortunes since the end of the Cold War.
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Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, professor of American history at the University of Edinburgh and author of Peace Now! American Society and the Ending of the Vietnam War (ISBN 0 300 08920 1, pb. [pound]12.50*) and Cloak and Dollar (ISBN 0 300 07474 3, [pound]22.50*), has written extensively on the subject of espionage.From Publishers Weekly:
This supportive, comprehensive study of the CIA traces the changing status of the agency from its 1947 beginnings to the present. Jeffreys-Jones, history lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, reveals how the CIA and its successive directors have been enmeshed in presidential politics and foreign policy, experiencing a "golden age" in the Eisenhower era and relatively hard times during the Johnson and Nixon administrations. The periodic congressional crusades aimed at unveiling "the truth" about the CIA are closely analyzed, the author arguing that such probes not only serve to keep the agency in check but in the long run strengthen it. Good congressional relations and mutual respect are, in Jeffreys-Jones's view, crucial to the proper functioning of U.S. intelligence. President Reagan, "a keen supporter" of the CIA, is shown here to have been virtually deaf to its advice. Jeffreys-Jones concludes: "The various people who say that the CIA has been the world's best postwar foreign-intelligence agency are not wide of the mark." History Book Club alternate.
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Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New - excellent clean condition, clean pages, Soft-Bound ***. Codice libro della libreria A-dmg2-08655
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2 Sub. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0300077378