Quest for Absolute Security : The Failed Relations Among U.s. Intelligence Agencies (Hardcover)

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In its 2004 report on 9/11, the Kean Commission criticized U.S. intelligence for having failed to anticipate the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Basing its findings on the premise of absolute security, the commission faulted the FBI for not adopting a creative and aggressive approach to the terrorist threat, and both the FBI and the CIA for their inadequate cooperation. But, says distinguished historian Athan Theoharis in his new book, absolute security is an illusory quest that is certain to nurture disappointment-and worse. His compelling analysis traces the troubled history of relations among American intelligence agencies and points out the historical myopia that characterizes the Kean Commission's findings and recommendations.


Publisher Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Mfg Part# 9781566636971
SKU 204573938
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1566636973
Release Date 10/1/2007
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0309
Publisher Ivan R. Dee Publisher
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