The Central Intelligence Agency: An Encyclopedia of Covert Ops, Intelligence Gathering, and Spies [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Covert Ops, Intelligence Gathering, and Spies

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Jan Goldman Ph.D.
ABC-CLIO, 14 déc. 2015 - 911 pages

This two-volume reference work offers both students and general-interest readers a definitive resource that examines the impact the CIA has had on world events throughout the Cold War and beyond. From its intervention in Guatemala in 1954, through the Bay of Pigs, the Vietnam War, the Iran-Contra Affair, and its key role in Afghanistan following the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, this objective, apolitical work covers all of this controversial intelligence agency's most notable successes and failures.

The content focuses on describing how a U.S. government organization that is unlike any other conducts covert warfare, surreptitiously collects information, and conducts espionage. The work allows for easy reference of former CIA operations and spies, looking at the positive and negative aspects of each operation and the "why" and "how" of its execution. The second volume provides documentation that supports and amplifies more than 200 cross-referenced entries. Readers will be able to understand the reasons behind the CIA's various actions, perceive how the agency's role has evolved across its 75-year history, and intelligently consider the viability and future of the CIA.

 

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Table des matières

A
1
B
35
C
57
D
103
E
129
F
137
G
153
H
173
T
359
V
377
W
381
Y
405
Z
409
Cover page
413
Halftitle page
i
Title page
iii

I
193
J
207
K
211
L
225
M
237
N
257
O
277
P
285
Q
309
R
313
S
329
Copyright page
iv
Contents
v
List of Primary Documents
vii
1940s
413
1950s1960s
463
1970s1980s
543
19902014
649
Bibliography
841
Editor and Contributors
849
About the Editor
855
Index
857

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À propos de l'auteur (2015)

Jan Goldman is on the faculty of the Global Education Institute at Georgetown University and an international expert on ethics and intelligence for national security.

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