Presidents' Secret Wars: CIA and Pentagon Covert Operations Since World War II

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W. Morrow, 1986 - History - 480 pages
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Provides an analysis of postwar covert activities by United States intelligence agencies, documenting the early days of the CIA and its operations

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The current Iran-contra arms affair will not seem surprising to readers of Prados's absorbing account of the covert operations of the CIA and the Pentagon. Not only have such operations been with us ... Read full review


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John Prados is a senior fellow at the National Security Archive in Washington, D.C., and holds a Ph.D. in political science (international relations) from Columbia University. He is the author of numerous books, including "Lost Crusader: The Secret Wars of CIA Director William Colby" (Oxford, 2003), "Vietnam: The History of an Unwinnable War, 1945-1975" (University Press of Kansas, 2009), and "Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA" (Ivan R. Dee, 2009). His work has focused on national security, presidential decision making, intelligence and military history, and Southeast Asia. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland

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