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Title:
The Central Intelligence Agency
Author:
Cothran, Helen.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Greenhaven Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
128 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The CIA is responsible for the terrorist attacks on America / Massimo Calabresi and Romesh Ratnesar -- The CIA cannot be blamed for the terrorist attacks on America / Thomas Houlahan -- The CIA should be granted expanded powers to fight terrorism / Rich Galen -- the CI A should not be granted expanded powers to fight terrorism / American Civil Liberties Union -- The ban against CIA assassinations should be amended / Richard Lowry -- The ban against CIA assassinations should not be amended / Jonathan Fanton and Kenneth Roth -- The CIA has too little accountability in the war against terrorism / George C. Wilson -- A "street" fight / Evan Thomas -- Covert action is sometimes justified / Thomas H. Henriksen -- Covert action is never justified / Ramsey Clark -- The CIA promotes peace / Robert M. Gates -- The CIA promotes violence / Steve Kangas -- The CIA has been involved in drug trafficking / Gary Webb -- The CIA has not been involved in drug trafficking / Central Intelligence Agency -- The CIA is seriously flawed / Ted Gup -- America still needs the CIA / George Tenet -- The CIA should be reformed / Melvin A. Goodman.
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9780737717259

9780737717266
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Summary

Authors debate how effective the CIA is in preventing threats to national security such as terrorism and discuss controversial agency activities such as assassinations and covert action.


Summary

Authors debate how effective the CIA is in preventing threats to national security such as terrorism and discuss controversial agency activities such as assassinations and covert action.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 6-12. For the first half of this latest At Issues volume, essayists argue about the CIA's role in the terrorist attacks that now threaten America. Some writers allege that the agency's mishandling of information led to the tragedy of 9/11; others argue for altering the CIA's powers based on our changing social climate. Still others deal with CIA assassinations, covert action, and accusations of CIA involvement in drug trafficking. Sprinkled among these essays are less substantive pieces that consider such topics as the efficacy and restructuring of the agency. In all, the 17 essays make this one of the longest books in the series, as well as one of the most varied. Uneven but filled with interesting insights about the CIA's workings and responsibilities. RogerLeslie.


Booklist Review

Gr. 6-12. For the first half of this latest At Issues volume, essayists argue about the CIA's role in the terrorist attacks that now threaten America. Some writers allege that the agency's mishandling of information led to the tragedy of 9/11; others argue for altering the CIA's powers based on our changing social climate. Still others deal with CIA assassinations, covert action, and accusations of CIA involvement in drug trafficking. Sprinkled among these essays are less substantive pieces that consider such topics as the efficacy and restructuring of the agency. In all, the 17 essays make this one of the longest books in the series, as well as one of the most varied. Uneven but filled with interesting insights about the CIA's workings and responsibilities. RogerLeslie.