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Fixing the facts : national security and the politics of intelligence

Author: Joshua Rovner
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2011.
Series: Cornell studies in security affairs
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A basic problem : the uncertain role of intelligence in national security -- Pathologies of intelligence-policy relations -- Policy oversell and politicization -- The Johnson administration and the Vietnam estimates -- The Nixon administration and the Soviet strategic threat -- The Ford administration and the Team B affair -- Intelligence, policy, and the war in Iraq -- Politics, politicization, and the need for  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Rovner
ISBN: 9780801463136 0801463130 9780801448294 0801448298
OCLC Number: 808293981
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2011 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award giv.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 263 p.)
Contents: Preface1. A Basic Problem: The Uncertain Role of Intelligence in National Security2. Pathologies of Intelligence-Policy Relations3. Policy Oversell and Politicization4. The Johnson Administration and the Vietnam Estimates5. The Nixon Administration and the Soviet Strategic Threat6. The Ford Administration and the Team B Affair7. Intelligence, Policy, and the War in Iraq8. Politics, Politicization, and the Need for SecrecyAppendix A: Pathologies of Intelligence-Policy RelationsAppendix B: Varieties of PoliticizationNotesIndex
Series Title: Cornell studies in security affairs
Responsibility: Joshua Rovner.

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Rovner explores the complex interaction between intelligence and policy and shines a spotlight on the problem of politicization.  Read more...

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