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The Foundation of the CIA: Harry Truman, The Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold War.

Author: Richard E Schroeder
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : University of Missouri Press (Bibliovault) : University of Missouri, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Late to the art of intelligence, the United States during World War II created a new model of combining intelligence collection and analytic functions into a single organization--the OSS. At the end of the war, President Harry Truman and a small group of advisors developed a new, centralized agency directly subordinate to and responsible to the President, despite entrenched institutional resistance. Instrumental to  Read more...
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(OCoLC)989053011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Schroeder
ISBN: 9780826273932 0826273939
OCLC Number: 1001338023
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Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Chapter One. American National Intelligence: From the Revolutionary Army to World War II; Chapter Two. America in World War II and the Beginnings of Central Intelligence; Chapter Three. William J. Donovan and the Office of Strategic Services; Chapter Four. Harry Truman, Sidney Souers, and the Next Steps; Chapter Five. The CIA, Roscoe Hillenkoetter, and the Cold War; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Provides new material and a fresh perspective on American National Intelligence practice, focusing on the first fifty years of the twentieth century, when the United States took on the  Read more...

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Richard Schroeder's compelling new book reveals how an under-appreciated U.S. President, Harry Truman, put together an intelligence framework that remained in place for decades and contributed to Read more...

 
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