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Eternal Vigilance? : 50 years of the CIA - Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

Eternal Vigilance?

50 years of the CIA

By: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones (Editor), Christopher Andrew (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 1997
ISBN: 9780714643601
Number Of Pages: 248

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In February 1947 the White House submitted to Congress a bill for the unification of the armed forces which, in its 102nd clause, provided for the establishment of a central intelligence agency. Congress approved the bill on 26 July, the National Security Act came into force on 19 September and the following day the modest Central Intelligence Group gave way to the mighty United States Central Intelligence Agency.
No single volume can seek to cover all, or even most of the CIA's diverse activities during its first 50 years. Eternal Vigilance? seeks to offer reinterpretations of some of the major established themes in CIA history such as its origins, foundations, its treatment of the Soviet threat, the Iranian revolution and the accountability of the agency. The book also opens new areas of research such as foreign liaison, relations with the scientific community, use of scientific and technical research and economic intelligence. The articles are both by well-known scholars in the field and young researchers at the beginning of their academic careers. Contributors come almost equally from both sides of the Atlantic. All draw, to varying degrees, on recently declassified documents and newly-available archives and, as the final chapter seeks to show, all point the way to future research.

Editors' Preface
The American Road to Central Intelligencep. 1
Why Was the CIA Established in 1947?p. 21
Intelligence and the Cold War Behind the Dikes: The Relationship between the American and Dutch Intelligence Communities, 1946-1994p. 41
Science, Scientists, and the CIA: Balancing International Ideals, National Needs, and Professional Opportunitiesp. 59
The Wizards of Langley: The CIA's Directorate of Science and Technologyp. 82
The Committee of Correspondence-CIA Funding of Women's Groups, 1952-1967p. 104
The CIA and the Soviet Threat: The Politicization of Estimates, 1966-1977p. 122
National Intelligence and the Iranian Revolutionp. 143
American Economic Intelligence: Past Practice and Future Principlesp. 164
The CIA and the Question of Accountabilityp. 178
The CIA's Own Effort to Understand and Document its Past: A Brief History of the CIA History Program, 1950-1995p. 201
Conclusion: An Agenda for Future Researchp. 224
About the Contributorsp. 234
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780714643601
ISBN-10: 0714643602
Series: Cass Series--Studies in Intelligence
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st June 1997
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1