The A to Z of United States Intelligence by Michael A. TurnerThe A to Z of United States Intelligence by Michael A. Turner

The A to Z of United States Intelligence

byMichael A. Turner

Paperback | September 28, 2009

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This compendium of over 500 entries on the most important and relevant personalities, programs, activities, and agencies of U.S. intelligence, beginning with the Sons of Liberty before the onset of the Revolutionary War until the most recent reorganization of the U.S. intelligence community, covers the myriad pieces of legislation that have governed the activities of U.S. intelligence, from the National Security Act of 1947, which still constitutes the fundamental law setting up modern U.S. intelligence, to the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which established the new position of the Director of National Intelligence. Each entry is cross-referenced for easy navigation and provides a definition as well as a brief but complete historical evaluation of the subject. The A to Z of United States Intelligence traces more than two centuries of history in the chronology. The introduction explains just what intelligence is and does, showing how U.S. intelligence operations have evolved. Appendixes list Directors and Deputy Directors of Central Intelligence. The bibliography provides the most relevant and important sources for those interested in further reading.
Michael A. Turner is a political scientist teaching intelligence and national security matters in San Diego, California. He is a 15-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 Defense. D...
Title:The A to Z of United States IntelligenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 8.67 × 5.52 × 1.01 inPublished:September 28, 2009Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810868660

ISBN - 13:9780810868663

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