Historical Dictionary Of United States Intelligence by Michael A. TurnerHistorical Dictionary Of United States Intelligence by Michael A. Turner

Historical Dictionary Of United States Intelligence

byMichael A. Turner

Hardcover | October 8, 2014

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of United States Intelligence covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on key events, issues, people, operations, laws, regulations, and other items of interest pertaining both to the history and contemporary operations of United States intelligence. This book is an excellent access point for practitioners in the U.S. Intelligence Community, students, and scholars in the academic world, historians of American national security, and legal experts; and general readers wanting to know more about the history of U.S. Intelligence
Michael A. Turner is a political scientist teaching intelligence and national security matters in San Diego, California. He is a fifteen-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked in various analytical and staff positions. He also served rotational assignments on Capitol Hill and the Departments of State and Defen...
Title:Historical Dictionary Of United States IntelligenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:422 pages, 9.27 × 6.36 × 1.3 inPublished:October 8, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810878895

ISBN - 13:9780810878891


Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword, Jon WoronoffPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAcronyms and AbbreviationsChronologyIntroductionTHE DICTIONARYAppendixesI. Directors of National IntelligenceII. Directors of Central IntelligenceIII. Directors of Central Intelligence AgencyBibliographyAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

Turner (political scientist and former Central Intelligence Agency analyst) explores the American intelligence world in this recent addition to the publisher's Historical Dictionaries of Intelligence and Counterintelligence series. While American agents have always engaged in intelligence gathering and counterintelligence work, the enterprise only became systematic following World War II. The volume offers a useful chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, appendixes listing past US intelligence agency leaders, and a detailed, classified bibliography. Everything is covered in this volume, from people (e.g., Gerald Ford, John Brennan) to places, operations, and events-the Vietnam War's Operation Phoenix, long-term intelligence operations, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and so forth. Some of the 600-plus entries are just a few sentences, but many are a page or longer, and most are cross-referenced to other entries. This volume belongs in library collections holding similar works, e.g., Nigel West's Historical Dictionary of International Intelligence. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers.