Historical Dictionary of United States Intelligence

Historical Dictionary of United States Intelligence

by Michael A Turner

Hardcover(Second Edition)

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While the United States has had some kind of intelligence capability throughout its history, its intelligence apparatus is young, dating only to the period immediately after World War II. Yet, in that short a time, it has undergone enormous changes—from the labor-intensive espionage and covert action establishment of the 1950s to a modern enterprise that relies heavily on electronic data, technology, satellites, airborne collection platforms, and unmanned aerial vehicles, to name a few.

This second edition covers the history of United States intelligence, and includes several key features:
·Introductory essay
·Over 600 cross-referenced entries on key events, issues, people, operations, laws, regulations

This book is an excellent access point for members of the intelligence community; students, scholars, and historians; legal experts; and general readers wanting to know more about the history of U.S. intelligence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810878891
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/08/2014
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Intelligence and Counterintelligence Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 422
Sales rank: 867,876
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

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 Defense. Dr. Turner was twice the recipient of the CIA's prestigious Exceptional Performance Award. He is the author of Why Secret Intelligence Fails and numerous journal articles on intelligence matters, and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword, Jon Woronoff
Acronyms and Abbreviations
I. Directors of National Intelligence
II. Directors of Central Intelligence
III. Directors of Central Intelligence Agency
About the Author

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