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Constructing Cassandra : reframing intelligence failure at the CIA, 1947-2001

Author: Milo Jones; Philippe Silberzahn
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The CIA was created in 1947 in large part to prevent another Pearl Harbor. On at least four dramatic occasions, the Agency failed at this task. There has been no shortage of studies to understand how such failures happened. Until now, however, none of the explanations proffered has been fully satisfying, and sometimes competing explanations have been mutually incompatible. In contrast, this book proposes a unified,  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Milo Jones; Philippe Silberzahn
ISBN: 9780804787154 0804787158
OCLC Number: 955604544
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 375 p.)
Contents: The work of intelligence --
How the CIA is made --
The Iranian Revolution --
The collapse of the USSR --
The Cuban Missile Crisis --
The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 --
The CIA and the future of intelligence.
Responsibility: Milo Jones and Philippe Silberzahn.


This book is an inquiry into the intelligence failures at the CIA that resulted in four critical strategic surprises experienced by the US over a fifty-year period which still play out today.  Read more...


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