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Special duty : a history of the Japanese intelligence community

Author: Richard J Samuels
Publisher: Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Two decades into the 21st century, after more than a century of dangerously uneven performance that contributed to national devastation and often uncomfortable subordination to their powerful U.S. ally, Japanese leaders have begun to reinvent their nation's flawed intelligence community"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Samuels, Richard J.
Special duty.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2019012009
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Samuels
ISBN: 9781501741586 1501741586
OCLC Number: 1089840059
Description: xxvii, 355 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Driving intelligence --
Expanding special duties (1895-1945) --
Accommodating defeat (1945-1991) --
Tinkering with failure (1991-2001) --
Reimagining possibilities (2001-2013) --
Reengineering the intelligence community (2013- ) --
The past and future of Japanese intelligence.
Responsibility: Richard J. Samuels.

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The prewar history of the Japanese intelligence community demonstrates how having power over much, but insight into little can have devastating consequences. Its postwar history-one of limited  Read more...

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