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America's secret power : the CIA in a democratic society

Author: Loch K Johnson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
How should we define the role of secret agencies in a democratic society? Can a balance be struck between civil liberties and national security? These are questions addressed in Loch Johnson's book, an overview of the CIA and its activities in American affairs, both domestic and foreign.

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, Loch K., 1942-
America's secret power.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(DLC) 88023467
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Loch K Johnson
ISBN: 1429401117 9781429401111 1280525762 9781280525766 9780195361537 0195361539
OCLC Number: 191934051
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 344 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Intelligence Mission --
; Democracy and the CIA --
; The Purpose of American Intelligence --
; The Design of American Intelligence --
; Problems of Strategic Intelligence --
; Seven Sins of Strategic Intelligence --
; Pathologies of the Intelligence Cycle --
; The Quiet Option --
; The CIA and the Rights of Americans --
; The Huston Plan --
; The CIA in the Groves of Academe --
; The CIA and the Media --
; Intelligence in a Democratic Framework --
; Congress and the New Intelligence Oversight --
; Controlling the CIA: A Critique of Current Safeguards --
; Pathways to Reform.
Responsibility: Loch K. Johnson.


An up-to-date and comprehensive examination of the CIA, its primary aims, and its relations with other American institutions, including Congress, the White House, the media and the universities.  Read more...


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A magisterial study of the CIA that will have wide appeal to both practitioners and students of this subject. As the author of the highly regarded Season of Inquiry and a former staff aide to Read more...

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