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Spying blind : the CIA, the FBI, and the origins of 9/11

Author: Amy B Zegart
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
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In this pathbreaking book, Amy Zegart provides the first scholarly examination of the intelligence failures that preceded September 11. Until now, those failures have been attributed largely to individual mistakes. But Zegart shows how and why the intelligence system itself left us vulnerable. Zegart argues that after the Cold War ended, the CIA and FBI failed to adapt to the rise of terrorism. She makes the case by  Read more...
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Zegart, Amy B., 1967-
Spying blind.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006103325
(OCoLC)77573141
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy B Zegart
ISBN: 9781400830275 1400830273 0691141037 9780691141039
OCLC Number: 437417001
Awards: Joint winner of Louis Brownlow Award, National Academy of Public Administration 2008 (United States)
Winner of National Academy of Public Administration Louis Brownlow Award 2008
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 317 pages) : illustrations
Contents: An organizational view of 9/11 --
Canaries in the coal mine : the case for failed adaptation --
Crossing an academic no-man's land : explaining failed adaptation --
Fighting Osama one bureaucrat at a time : adaptation failure in the CIA --
Signals found and lost : the CIA and 9/11 --
Real men don't type : adaptation failure in the FBI --
Evidence teams at the ready : the FBI and 9/11 --
The more things change--
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Appendix : Intelligence reform catalog methodology.
Responsibility: Amy B. Zegart.

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