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The Resource Preventing surprise attacks : intelligence reform in the wake of 9/11, Richard A. Posner

Preventing surprise attacks : intelligence reform in the wake of 9/11, Richard A. Posner

Label
Preventing surprise attacks : intelligence reform in the wake of 9/11
Title
Preventing surprise attacks
Title remainder
intelligence reform in the wake of 9/11
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Posner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The commission to investigate the September 11 terrorist attacks recommended a dramatic overhaul of the nation's intelligence system. Congress responded hastily. Posner argues that the 9/11 Commission's analysis, on which Congress relied, was superficial and its proposals unsound. The commission exaggerated the benefits of centralizing control over intelligence; neglected the relevant scholarship and the experience of foreign nations, some of which have a longer history of fighting terrorism than the United States; and as a result ignored the psychological, economic, historical, sociological, and comparative dimensions of intelligence reform. Posner explains, however, that a ray of hope remains: the reorganization provisions of the new Act are so vague that the actual shape of the reorganized system will depend critically on decisions made by the President in implementing the Act; he suggests directions for real reform.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Posner, Richard A
Dewey number
353.1/72367/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
P67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intelligence service
  • Intelligence service
  • National security
  • National security
Label
Preventing surprise attacks : intelligence reform in the wake of 9/11, Richard A. Posner
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip057/2005003574.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The commission's organizational recommendations -- The congressional response -- The history and anatomy of successful surprise attacks -- The principles of intelligence -- The principles of organization -- Lessons from the organization of intelligence in other countries -- Conclusion: What is to be done?
Control code
ocm57652397
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780742549470
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005003574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780742549470 (hardcover : alk. paper)
System control number
  • 835890
  • (Sirsi) o57652397
Label
Preventing surprise attacks : intelligence reform in the wake of 9/11, Richard A. Posner
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip057/2005003574.html
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The commission's organizational recommendations -- The congressional response -- The history and anatomy of successful surprise attacks -- The principles of intelligence -- The principles of organization -- Lessons from the organization of intelligence in other countries -- Conclusion: What is to be done?
Control code
ocm57652397
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780742549470
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005003574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780742549470 (hardcover : alk. paper)
System control number
  • 835890
  • (Sirsi) o57652397

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