Book The threat on the horizon : an inside account of America's search for security after the Cold War / Loch K. Johnson.
Publication year: 2011.
Call Number JK468.I6 J662 2011
Media class: Book
Publisher: Oxford ;New York : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199737178 0199737177
Extent: xxxii, 509 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"The Aspin-Brown Commission of 1995-1996, led by former U.S. Defense Secretaries Les Aspin and Harold Brown, was a landmark inquiry into the activities of America's secret agencies. The purpose of the commission was to help the Central Intelligence Agency and other organizations in the U.S. intelligence community adapt to the quite different world that had emerged after the end of the Cold War in 1991 ... [This book] offers a comprehensive insider's account of this inquiry"--Dust jacket.
pt. 1. The beginning. Uneasy birth -- Starting up -- Seeking answers -- pt. 2. Seeking answers. A new intelligence chief -- Down on the farm -- Weighing the value of estimates -- pt. 3. Leadership transition. The death of a chairman -- Wobbling forward -- Brown at the helm -- pt. 4. End game. A second retreat -- The final stretch -- The commission reports -- pt. 5. Reform unraveled. In the commission's wake -- Intelligence reform redux.