Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA

Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA

By: Melvin A. Goodman (author)Hardback

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Failure of Intelligence is designed to inform the debate over intelligence policy and suggest a reform agenda. The provocative mingling of historical description with contemporary political analysis and reform prescription challenges the conventional wisdom on clandestine collection and ultimately and persuasively asserts that the failure to have diplomatic relations has led to the inability to collect intelligence.

About Author

Melvin A. Goodman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and an adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University. He has more than forty years of experience in the CIA, the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and the Department of Defense. He is the author or coauthor of six books, including Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives are Putting the World at Risk (2004) and The Phantom Defense: The Case Against National Missile Defense (2001).


Chapter 1 1. The Central Intelligence Agency: Organizing for Intelligence Chapter 2 2. Crimes of the Central Intelligence Agency Chapter 3 3. Intelligence: The Importance of Success Chapter 4 4. Intelligence: The Consequences of Failure Chapter 5 5. The Perils of Politicization Chapter 6 6. The CIA and the Soviet Union: Success and Failure Chapter 7 7. CIA and the Threat of Terrorism Chapter 8 8. The 9/11 Tragedy and The Failure of Strategic Intelligence Chapter 9 9. The Iraq War and the White House Chapter 10 10. The Iraq War and the CIA Chapter 11 11. The Failure of Congressional Oversight Chapter 12 12. DCIs and The Decline and Fall of the CIA Chapter 13 13. What Needs To Be Done?

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742551107
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780742551107
  • weight: 694
  • ISBN10: 0742551105

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