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The Resource The quest for absolute security : the failed relations among U.S. intelligence agencies, Athan Theoharis

The quest for absolute security : the failed relations among U.S. intelligence agencies, Athan Theoharis

Label
The quest for absolute security : the failed relations among U.S. intelligence agencies
Title
The quest for absolute security
Title remainder
the failed relations among U.S. intelligence agencies
Statement of responsibility
Athan Theoharis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Investigators who studied the tragic events of 9/11 faulted U.S. intelligence for not discovering the terrorists' plans, pointing to the intelligence agencies' lack of coordination as a key ingredient in this failure. In its 2004 report, the Kean Commission criticized both the FBI and the CIA for their inadequate sharing of information, urging greater mutual assistance to achieve absolute security." "But, says the distinguished historian Athan Theoharis, absolute security is an illusory quest. It is certain to nurture disappointment - and worse. His compelling analysis traces the troubled nature of relations among American intelligence agencies and identifies the historical myopia that characterizes the official view of the problem,"
  • "Surprisingly, as Mr. Theoharis shows, coordination has been promoted since the 1930s by U.S. presidents who have publicly and secretly acted to ensure greater cooperation among the agencies. And the nation's intelligence services have in fact been determined of the need to anticipate internal security threats - espionage and subversion during World War II and the cold war, espionage and terrorism since the 1990s. Despite these measures, the nation has not enjoyed greater security. Both the CIA and the FBI have turned this quest into abuses of power and violations of individual liberties."
  • "The Quest for Absolute Security is a cautionary reminder of the costs to a democratic society of policies that expand the government's surveillance powers yet may bring us no closer to perfect safety."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Theoharis, Athan G
Dewey number
327.1273
Index
index present
LC call number
JF1525.I6
LC item number
T45 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internal security
  • National security
  • Intelligence service
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The quest for absolute security : the failed relations among U.S. intelligence agencies, Athan Theoharis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of U.S. intelligence, 1882-1919 -- A period of transition, 1919-1936 -- The origins of the national security state, 1936-1945 : Part I, domestic intelligence -- The origins of the national security state, 1940-1945 : Part II, foreign intelligence -- Bureaucracy and centralization, 1945-1952 -- Secrecy and the loss of accountability, 1952-1965 -- The breakdown of the Cold War consensus, 1965-1978 -- Reaffirmation of the national security state, 1979-2005 -- Hopes and realities
Control code
123818187
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781566636971
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)123818187
Label
The quest for absolute security : the failed relations among U.S. intelligence agencies, Athan Theoharis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of U.S. intelligence, 1882-1919 -- A period of transition, 1919-1936 -- The origins of the national security state, 1936-1945 : Part I, domestic intelligence -- The origins of the national security state, 1940-1945 : Part II, foreign intelligence -- Bureaucracy and centralization, 1945-1952 -- Secrecy and the loss of accountability, 1952-1965 -- The breakdown of the Cold War consensus, 1965-1978 -- Reaffirmation of the national security state, 1979-2005 -- Hopes and realities
Control code
123818187
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781566636971
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007014061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)123818187

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