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National Insecurity: U.S. Intelligence After the Cold War by Craig Eisendrath

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National Insecurity: U.S. Intelligence After the Cold War by Craig Eisendrath

National Insecurity: U.S. Intelligence After the Cold War by Craig Eisendrath
Publisher: Temple University Press (July 31, 2000) | ISBN: 1566398487 | Pages: 241 | PDF | 25.41 MB

The Cold War has been over for ten years and no country threatens this nation's existence, yet, we still spend billions of dollars on covert action and espionage. Even during the Cold War, when intelligence was seen as a matter of life and death, our system served us badly. It provided unreliable information (leading, among other things, to a grossly inflated military budget) as it supported corrupt regimes around the world, promoted the drug trade, and repeatedly violated foreign and domestic laws. And worse, protected by a shroud of secrecy, it paid no price for its mistakes. Instead, it grew larger and more insulated every year. In "National Insecurity" ten prominent experts describe, from an insider perspective, what went wrong with U.S. intelligence and what needs to be done to fix it. Drawing on their experience in government administration, research, and the foreign service, they propose a radical rethinking of the United States' intelligence needs in the post-Cold War world. In addition, they offer a coherent and unified plan for reform that can protect U.S. Security while upholding the values of our democratic system.

National Insecurity: U.S. Intelligence After the Cold War by Craig Eisendrath