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Special Duty : a History of the Japanese Intelligence Community.

Author: Richard J Samuels
Publisher: Cornell University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 Japanese power despite growing insight-has also been problematic for national security. In Special Duty Richard J. Samuels dissects the fascinating history of the intelligence community in Japan. Looking at the impact of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Samuels
ISBN: 9781501741586 1501741586
OCLC Number: 1126207930
Awards: Winner of Foreign Affairs "Best Book" 2019 (United States)
Description: 384 pages
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsList of Abbreviations1. Driving Intelligence2. Expanding Special Duties (1895-1945)3. Accommodating Defeat (1945-1991)4. Tinkering with Failure (1991-2001)5. Reimagining Possibilities (2001-2013)6. Reengineering the Intelligence Community (2013-)7. The Past and Future of Japanese IntelligenceNotesBibliographyIndex

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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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"Focusing on intelligence gathering by the modern Japanese state from 1895, the author's insights into pre-war "hubris and debilitating bureaucratic competition" and postwar reliance on the U.S. will Read more...

 
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