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The secret sentry : the untold history of the National Security Agency

Author: Matthew M Aid
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Presents a history of the agency, from its inception in 1945, to its role in the Cold War, to its controversial advisory position at the time of the Bush administration's search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, shortly before the invasion of 2003.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew M Aid
ISBN: 9781596915152 1596915153
OCLC Number: 244354003
Description: viii, 423 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Roller-coaster ride : the travails of American communications intelligence : 1945-1950 --
The storm breaks : SIGINT and the Korean War : 1950-1951 --
Fight for survival : the creation of the National Security Agency --
The inventory of ignorance : SIGINT during the Eisenhower administration : 1953-1961 --
The crisis years : SIGINT and the Kennedy administration : 1961-1963 --
Errors of fact and judgment : SIGINT and the Gulf of Tonkin Incidents --
The wilderness of pain : NSA and the Vietnam War : 1964-1969 --
Riding the whirlwind : NSA during the Johnson administration : 1963-1969 --
Tragedy and triumph : NSA during the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations --
Dancing on the edge of a volcano : NSA during the Reagan and Bush administrations --
Troubles in paradise : from Desert Storm to the War on Terror --
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory : 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan --
A mountain out of a molehill : NSA and the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction scandal --
The dark victory : NSA and the invasion of Iraq : March-April 2003 --
The good, the bad, and the ugly : SIGINT and combating the insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan --
Crisis in the ranks : the current status of the National Security Agency.
Other Titles: Secret sentry, the untold history of the NSA
Untold history of the National Security Agency
Responsibility: Matthew M. Aid.
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Presents a history of the agency, from its inception in 1945, to its role in the Cold War, to its controversial advisory position at the time of the Bush administration's search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, shortly before the invasion of 2003.

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