The CIA and the politics of US Intelligence Reform

Examining the political foundations of American intelligence policy, this book develops a new theory of intelligence adaptation to explain the success or failure of major reform efforts since World War II. Durbin draws on careful case histories of the early Cold War, the Nixon and Ford administratio...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Durbin, Brent
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2017
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1. Politics, the CIA, and the pathology of intelligence reform; 2. Understanding intelligence reform; Part I. Adapting to the Early Cold War: 3. The founding of US Central Intelligence, 1941-1946; 4. US Intelligence and the early Cold War, 1947-1953; Part II. Adapting to the Collapse of the Cold War Consensus: 5. US Intelligence at the advent of detente, 1968-1974; 6. Politicizing US Intelligence, 1974-1978; Part III. Adapting to the End of the Cold War: 7. Intelligence for a New World Order, 1989-1992; 8. Scandal, study, and stasis, 1992-1996; Part IV. Adapting to the Post-9/11 Era: 9. Intelligence reform after 9/11, 2001-2004; 10. Intelligence in an age of terror, 2004-2015; 11. What have we learned?