Safe for Democracy

Safe for Democracy

The Secret Wars of the CIA

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A history of the CIA, told through an analysis of its contributions to U.S. policy and key historical events, describes its covert operations as they specifically supported the nation's global quest for democratic values and institutions, in an account that draws on three decades of research and discusses the president's and Congress's efforts to control CIA decisions. BOMC, History.

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Safe for Democracy for the first time places the story of the CIA's covert operations squarely in the context of America's global quest for democratic values and institutions. National security historian John Prados offers a comprehensive history of the CIA's secret wars that is as close to a definitive account as is possible today. He draws on three decades of research to illuminate the men and women of the intelligence establishment, their resources and techniques, their triumphs and failures. In a dramatic and revealing narrative, Safe for Democracy not only relates the inside stories of covert operations but examines in meticulous detail the efforts of presidents and Congress to control the CIA and the specific choices made in the agency's secret wars. Safe for Democracy is the most authoritative and complete book on the CIA's secret wars ever published.

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Independent scholar Prados provides a detailed account of the Central Intelligence Agency's activities around the world from its formation in 1947 to the present day. Drawing upon recently declassified secret documents as well as the memoirs of former officials, he describes the CIA's various covert and political operations and places them within the context of America's foreign policy goals and the global quest for democracy. Particular attention is paid to the efforts of presidents and Congress to control the CIA. Prados is a senior fellow of the National Security Archive. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A history of the CIA, told through an analysis of its contributions to U.S. policy and key historical events, describes its covert operations as they specifically supported the nation's global quest for democratic values and institutions.

Natl Book Network
Safe for Democracy for the first time places the story of the CIA's covert operations squarely in the context of America's global quest for democratic values and institutions. National security historian John Prados offers a comprehensive history of the CIA's secret wars that is as close to a definitive account as is possible today. He draws on three decades of research to illuminate the men and women of the intelligence establishment, their resources and techniques, their triumphs and failures. In a dramatic and revealing narrative, Safe for Democracy not only relates the inside stories of covert operations but examines in meticulous detail the efforts of presidents and Congress to control the CIA and the specific choices made in the agency's secret wars. Safe for Democracy is the most authoritative and complete book on the CIA's secret wars ever published.

Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, c2006
ISBN: 9781566635745
1566635748
Branch Call Number: 327.1273 P
Characteristics: xxxv, 696 p. ;,25 cm

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