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Intelligence and surprise attack : failure and success from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and beyond

Author: Erik J Dahl
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines why surprise attacks often succeed even though warnings in many cases had been available beforehand. This book offers a new understanding of cases such as Pearl Harbor, and provides  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik J Dahl
ISBN: 9781589019980 1589019989
OCLC Number: 875410509
Notes: Index: pages 267-277.
Description: x, 277 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Breaking the First Law of Intelligence Failure 1. Why Does Intelligence Fail, and How Can It Succeed? Part I: The Problem of Conventional Surprise Attack 2. Pearl Harbor: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom3. The Battle of Midway: Explaining Intelligence Success4. Testing the Argument: Classic Cases of Surprise Attack Part II: The Problem of Terrorist Surprise Attack 5. The East Africa Embassy Bombings: Disaster Despite Warning6. New York City: Preventing a Day of Terror7. The 9/11 Attacks: A New Explanation8. Testing the Argument: Why Do Terrorist Plots Fail? Conclusion: Preventing Surprise Attacks Today Appendix: Unsuccessful Plots and Attacks against American Targets, 1987-2012 Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Erik J. Dahl.

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A defining book in understanding intelligence failure. It deserves to be a text studied heavily by students of intelligence, practitioners and policymakers. -- Kristian Gustafson International Read more...

 
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