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The CIA & Congress : the untold story from Truman to Kennedy

Author: David M Barrett
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2005.
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"Drawing on a wealth of newly declassified documents, research at some two dozen archives, and interviews with former officials, David M.
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Barrett, David M., 1951-
CIA & Congress.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2005
(DLC) 2005008584
(OCoLC)58919627
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David M Barrett
ISBN: 9780700625307 0700625305
OCLC Number: 646710667
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 542 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. 1. The Truman era, 1947-1952. No "American Gestapo," but "No more Pearl Harbors"--
Initial oversight: budgets and covert action --
"A South American Pearl Harbor" --
"This Is an Espionage Bill" --
The Soviet A-bomb: "We apparently don't have the remotest idea" --
Communists and "perverts" in the CIA --
Korea: "No better today than on December 7, 1941" --
A new DCI --
The "dirty business" --
Portraits --
CIA subcommittees, intelligence roles, and budgets --
"We don't let just anybody look at our files" --
"There will be no changes" --
pt. 2. The Eisenhower era, 1953-1960. Meddling? --
Getting "Taberized" --
Guatemala: sterilizing a "red infection" --
Mr. Mansfield goes to the Senate --
Joseph McCarthy: the CIA's other would-be overseer --
"You, who championed our cause" --
Barons restored --
"Dodging dead cats" --
"They have to have a building" --
The new Mansfield resolution: two surprises --
"We have a history of underestimation" --
Hungary and the Suez: "We had a very good idea, Senator" --
Sputnik --
An early "year of intelligence"? --
"I cannot always predict when there is going to be a riot" --
Iraq: "Our intelligence was just plain lousy" --
Return to Missile Gap --
From the Pforzheimer era to the Warner era --
Subordinating intelligence? --
In and out of hearing rooms --
"Who are our liquidators?" --
"I'd like to tell him to his face what I think about him" --
U-2: "We have felt these operations were appropriate" --
Pouring oil on fire --
"Their answer to that demand": Congressional paternity? --
"My opinion of the CIA went skyrocketing" --
pt. 3. Cuba, the CIA, and Congress: 1960-1961. Castro: "This fellow is bad and ought to go" --
"What is the rationale behind that?" --
"I agree that you had to replace Dulles" --
Afterword: alarms.
Other Titles: CIA and Congress
Responsibility: David M. Barrett.

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