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April 24, 2017   Weekly Reader | Book details national security operations

Book details national security operations

April 24, 2017
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National Security Intelligence: Secret Operations in Defense of the Democracies

By Loch K. Johnson
Polity
Paperback: $23.26

National Security Intelligence: Secret Operations in Defense of the Democracies helps remove the thick veils of secrecy that surround the CIA and America's 16 other secret spy agencies so that citizens can understand how these organizations operate.

The book is written by Loch K. ­Johnson, a leading intelligence scholar and Regents' Professor at the University of Georgia's School of Public and International Affairs.

In the second edition of National ­Security Intelligence, Johnson guides readers through the shadowy side of America's government.

Drawing on more than 40 years of experience studying spy agencies and their activities, National ­Security Intelligence explains the three primary missions of intelligence—information collection and analysis, counterintelligence and covert action—before exploring the wider dilemmas posed by the existence of hidden government organizations in open, democratic societies.

 

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