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Espionage and intelligence

Author: Debra A Miller
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2007.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of essays covering a variety of topics dealing with the American intelligence service, its policies, and reform.
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Espionage and intelligence.
Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)894800050
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra A Miller
ISBN: 9780737737196 0737737190 9780737737202 0737737204
OCLC Number: 148908165
Description: 234 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Has the U.S. espionage and intelligence-gathering system been successful? --
U.S. intelligence agencies failed to prevent the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks / The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States --
U.S. intelligence on Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction was dead wrong / The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction --
The U.S. intelligence community is bureaucratic, obsolete, and ill-equipped to counter twenty-first-century threats / Richard L. Russell --
U.S. intelligence agencies have had more successes than failures in countering terrorism / Richard K. Betts --
U.S. intelligence on Iraqi WMDs was based on the best information available / George Tenet --
Policy makers misused accurate intelligence to justify the Iraq War / Paul R. Pillar --
2. Will post-9/11 reforms of the U.S. intelligence system be effective? --
U.S. intelligence reform : an overview / Gary Thomas --
Improved organization of U.S. intelligence agencies will insure good intelligence in the war on terror / George W. Bush --
The 2004 intelligence reform bill in an important first step in improving U.S. intelligence / Gregory F. Treverton, Peter A. Wilson --
The 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act has improved U.S. intelligence / John D. Negroponte --
Post-9/11 reforms of U.S. intelligence will not prevent another terrorist attack / Glenn Hastedt --
The intelligence reforms of 2004 will not fix problems identified in the Iraq intelligence failure / Charles N. Davis --
Numerous problems remain in the U.S. intelligence system despite reforms / Michael A. Gips. 3. Do intelligence-gathering activities threaten civil or human rights? --
The National Security Agency domestic spying program does not violate Americans' civil rights / Mortimer B. Zuckerman --
Torture must be permitted in certain terrorism cases to save innocent lives / Charles Krauthammer --
The terrorist threat requires the United States to relax constraints on covert operations / Matthew S. Pape --
The National Security Agency domestic spying program violates Americans' civil rights / American Civil Liberties Union --
The Bush administration's use of torture and imprisonment without trial is unconstitutional / Thomas R. Eddlem --
America's use of torture in interrogations of suspected terrorists violates human rights / Lisa Hajjar --
Expanding unsupervised covert operations by the Pentagon could be dangerous / Jennifer D. Kibbe --
4. What can be done to improve U.S. intelligence-gathering abilities? --
Recent reforms in U.S. intelligence will keep America secure / Peter Brookes --
A clear command structure is essential for responding to future terrorist threats / Ivo H. Daalder, Anthony Lake --
The United States must improve its ability to collect human intelligence / Michael Scheuer, interviewed by Foreign Policy --
New technologies and an effective knowledge management system will transform U.S. intelligence / David Rothkopf --
CIA hiring policies should be less cautious in order to attract good agents / Robert Elliot --
The U.S. intelligence community must be better insulated from political influence / Shaun Waterman --
It will take decades to rebuild the U.S. intelligence community / Patrick Radden Keefe --
Organizations to contact.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Debra A. Miller, book editor.

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Presents a collection of essays covering a variety of topics dealing with the American intelligence service, its policies, and reform.

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