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Denial and deception : an insider's view of the CIA

Author: Melissa Boyle Mahle
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Melissa Boyle Mahle is a counterterrorism expert who was the top-ranked female Arabist in the CIA when she retired as a covert officer in 2002. She received a letter of appreciation from the President for her work on the Middle East peace process. Since leaving the government, Ms. Mahle has worked as a private consultant on Middle Eastern political and security affairs. She lives in Virginia.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Boyle Mahle
ISBN: 1560258276 9781560258278
OCLC Number: 62868586
Description: 403 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: September 11, 2001. Intelligence failure --
The Webster years (May 26, 1987-August 31, 1991). Iran-Contra legacy ; Directorate of operations ; Setting new standards --
The Gates years (November 6, 1991-January 20, 1993). Confirmation of an insider ; A new vision ; Rethinking covert action ; The directorate of intelligence ; Post-Cold War convulsions --
The Woolsey years (February 5, 1993-January 10, 1995). The technocrat and the new world order ; New directions ; Adrich Ames ; Doing less with less ; Woolsey?s undoing --
The Deutch years (May 10, 1995-December 15, 1996). The reluctant spy ; Politically correct espionage ; Al-Qa?ida dawns ; Mission alignment ; Unethical spies ; Turf and policy battles ; The CIA bites back --
The Tenet years (July 11, 1997-July 11, 2004). A pleasant surprise ; War on terrorism ; The dark side ; Help wanted ; Failure ; Out of the foxhole --
The years ahead. Epilogue.
Responsibility: Melissa Boyle Mahle.

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