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Truth to power, a history of the U.S. National Intelligence Council, edited by Robert Hutchings and Gregory F. Treverton

The National Intelligence Council is a storied but little-understood intelligence agency, responsible for providing both strategic assessments and current intelligence support to senior policymakers in the government. The Council, and this book, trace its lineage back to the Office (and Board) of National Estimates in the 1940s. This history is told through the reflections of the last eight Chairs of the Council, from 1993 to 2017. Each chapter places its particular period of the NIC's history in context and assesses the most important issues with which the NIC grappled during the period
Table Of Contents
Estimative intelligence after the Cold War, 1993-1994 / Joseph S. Nye, Jr -- Controlling controversy, 1995-1997 / Richard N. Cooper -- A new global agenda, 1997-2001 / John Gannon -- The trauma of 9/11, 2001-2002 / John L. Helgerson -- America at war, 2003-2005 / Robert Hutchings -- New missions, new challenges, 2005-2008 / Thomas Fingar -- Intelligence integration and reform at the NIC, 2009-2014 / Christopher Kojm -- From Afghanistan to Trump, 2014-2017 / Gregory Treverton
Literary Form
non fiction
Previously issued in print: 2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (257 pages)
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