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Why intelligence fails : lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War

Author: Robert Jervis
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell Paperbacks, [2012]
Series: Cornell studies in security affairs.
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"Robert Jervis examines the reasons behind two of the more spectacular intelligence failures in recent memory: the mistaken belief that the regime of the Shah in Iran was secure and stable in 1978, and the claim that Iraq had active WMD programs in 2002"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Jervis
ISBN: 9780801478062 0801478065
OCLC Number: 777771926
Description: ix, 238 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Adventures in intelligence --
Failing to see that the Shah was in danger : introduction, postmortem, and CIA comments --
Analysis of NFAC's performance on Iran's domestic crisis, mid-1977-7 November 1978 --
CIA comments on the report --
The Iraq WMD intelligence failure : what everyone knows is wrong --
The politics and psychology of intelligence and intelligence reform.
Series Title: Cornell studies in security affairs.
Responsibility: Robert Jervis.
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"Robert Jervis examines the reasons behind two of the more spectacular intelligence failures in recent memory: the mistaken belief that the regime of the Shah in Iran was secure and stable in 1978, and the claim that Iraq had active WMD programs in 2002"--Page 4 of cover.

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