50 Years of the CIA (Studies in Intelligence)
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|Format:||Hardback, 246 pages|
|Other Information: ||index|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 June 1997|
In February 1947 the White House submitted to Congress a bill for the unification of the armed forces which, in its 102nd clause, provided for the establishment of a central intelligence agency. Congress approved the bill on 26 July, the National Security Act came into force on 19 September and the following day the modest Central Intelligence Group gave way to the mighty United States Central Intelligence Agency. No single volume can seek to cover all, or even most of the CIA's diverse activities during its first 50 years. Eternal Vigilance? seeks to offer reinterpretations of some of the major established themes in CIA history such as its origins, foundations, its treatment of the Soviet threat, the Iranian revolution and the accountability of the agency. The book also opens new areas of research such as foreign liaison, relations with the scientific community, use of scientific and technical research and economic intelligence. The articles are both by well-known scholars in the field and young researchers at the beginning of their academic careers. Contributors come almost equally from both sides of the Atlantic. All draw, to varying degrees, on recently declassified documents and newly-available archives and, as the final chapter seeks to show, all point the way to future research.
Table of Contents
The American road to central intelligence, Bradley F. Smith; why was the CIA established in 1947, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones; intelligence and the Cold War behind the dikes - the relationship between the American and Dutch intelligence communities, 1946-1994, Bob de Graaff and Cees Wiebes; science, scientists and the CIA - balancing international ideals, national needs and professional opportunities, Ronald E. Doel and Allan A. Needell; the wizards of Langley - the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology; Jeffrey T. Richelson; the Committee of Correspondence - CIA funding of women's groups, 1952-1967, Helen Laville; the CIA and the Soviet threat - the politicization of estimates, 1966-1977, Lawrence Freedman; national intelligence and the Iranian revolution, Michael Donovan; American economic intelligence - past practice and future principles, Philip Zelikow; the CIA and the question of accountability, Loch K. Johnson; the CIA's own effort to understand and document its past - a brief history of the CIA history programme, 1950-1995, Gerald Haines; conclusion - an agenda for future research, Christopher Andrew.
|Publisher: ||Frank Cass Publishers|
|Dimensions: ||21.69 x 15.49 x 2.31 centimeters (0.50 kg)|