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President's Secret Wars : CIA and Pentagon Covert Operations since World War II

Prados, John; Stubbe, Ray W.

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ISBN 10: 068805384X / ISBN 13: 9780688053840
Edité par Morrow/Avon, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1986
Etat : Near Fine Couverture rigide
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480pgs(INDEX) Clean, tight & bright. 1st Ed. 1st Prtg. CIA and Pentagon Covert Operations since World War II. N° de réf. du libraire 005391

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Titre : President's Secret Wars : CIA and Pentagon ...

Éditeur : Morrow/Avon, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 1986

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre :Near Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine

Edition : 1st Printing

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Presidents' Secret Wars: CIA And Pentagon Covert Operations Since by Prados, John. 8vo. 1st ptg.

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According to the author, covert operations conducted by the U.S. since 1947 have contributed little to American national security. The record reveals failures to be far more numerous than successes, and the latter (Operation Ajax in Iran and Operation Success in Guatemala are cited here) had only short-term effects. Prados concentrates on presidential direction of paramilitary action, i.e., the use of armed forces supported by the U.S. to affect events in other nations. Readers will be startled to learn how active a role Truman and Eisenhower played in defining policies and "erecting mechanisms" for conducting covert operations. After analyzing the working relationship between President Reagan and CIA director William Casey, with particular reference to Nicaragua, Prados argues that presidents have too much freedom of action in covert operations and that at the same time congressional oversight committees have very limited impact. He calls for bipartisan attention, "preferably before the next paramilitary debacle"which, he warns, is otherwise "but a matter of time." Prados is author of The Soviet Estimate: U.S. Intelligence and Russian Military Strength.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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