Presidents' secret wars: CIA and Pentagon covert operations from World War II through the Persian Gulf
In this newly revised and updated edition of his essential work, John Prados adds his concluding findings on U.S. covert operations in Angola, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, and the Persian Gulf. Acclaimed as a landmark book about U.S. intelligence agencies in the postwar era, Presidents' Secret Wars describes the secret warfare mounted by the president, the CIA, and the Pentagon'Ź ;operations aimed at altering the destinies of nations and the course of global politics. Mr. Prados uses many newly declassified documents to open a vital window on this most secret aspect of American foreign policy. "A worthy and informative book"'Ź ;Washington Post. "An important book....Prados's recounting of the often neglected early days of the C.I.A. and its covert activities is especially enlightening."'Ź ;New York Times Book Review. 'ŹSFor those concerned with the study of intelligence, Presidents' Secret Wars will be highly useful because Dr. Prados has done serious archival research....This volume moves the study of covert operations to a higher and more sophisticated plane"'Ź ;Intelligence and National Security.
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This book provides highly detailed accounts of some of the CIA's activies. This detail is needed for research and assembles volumes of knowledge from source documentation into a coherent, interesting story. Highly recommended!
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In the current era of asymmetric warfare, accurate and timely intelligence is of increasing significance. Likewise, the nation's leaders often employ non-kinetic methods or irregular forces to achieve ... Read full review
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