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A season of inquiry revisited : the Church committee confronts America's spy agencies

Author: Loch K Johnson
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, 2015.
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"An updated re-issue of Loch Johnson's classic "insider" study of the US Senate's so-called Church Committee investigations (ca. 1975-1976) into the activities and abuses of our intelligence agencies (especially CIA and FBI). Named after Frank Church, its charismatic Democratic chair, the committee confirmed numerous cases in which agencies greatly overstepped the limits of their assigned powers and initiated  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Loch K Johnson
ISBN: 9780700621477 0700621474
OCLC Number: 919041819
Description: xxii, 345 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The end of an affair --
A committee is formed --
Establishing an agenda --
Assassination plots --
Rogue elephant --
The cave of bugs --
Sinister forces --
Adrift --
Bombarded --
Orwellian nightmares --
Resistance --
Covert action --
Tragedy --
From abuses to reform --
Backlash --
The big leak --
White house counteroffensive --
The late, late strategy --
The committee reports --
The oversight bill --
Victory-and defeat --
Aftermath --
Reflections --
Postscript to the 2015 edition --
Chronology --
Appendix 1: US intelligence leadership, 1947-2015 --
Appendix 2: Organization of the US intelligence community --
Appendix 3: Text of relevant intelligence amendments and acts.
Responsibility: Loch K. Johnson.
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The original edition of A Season of Inquiry, first published in 1986, offered an insider's account of the workings of the Church investigation and of the US's espionage agencies. In this new edition  Read more...

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"Forty years after the Church Committee lifted the veil on the covert operations of the FBI and CIA, the national security issues that the investigation raised remain all too relevant. As both a Read more...

 
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