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Title The U.S. intelligence community [electronic resource] / Noah Berlatsky, book editor.
Publication Info. Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2011.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Opposing Viewpoints In Context    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 206 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-193) and index.
Contents The Director of National Intelligence improves collaboration between agencies / Heinisha S. Jacques -- The Director of National Intelligence aggravates agency turf wars / C. Boyden Gray -- The Department of Homeland Security should be abolished / Gene Healy -- The Department of Homeland Security should be given more power / Josh Filler -- Intelligence gathering has improved since 9/11 / George W. Bush -- Intelligence gathering has not improved since 9/11 / Melvin A. Goodman -- Warrantless wiretaps are needed to protect against terrorism / Mortimer B. Zuckerman -- Warrantless wiretaps are not needed to protect against terrorism / The Left Coaster Blog -- The FBI is abusing its national security powers / Julian Sanchez -- The FBI is committed to ending abuse of its national security powers / Office of the Inspector General, Department of Justice -- Intelligence justified the war in Iraq / James Lacey -- Intelligence did not justify the war in Iraq / John F. McManus -- U.S. Intelligence has had successes against the Taliban / Adam Entous and Sue Pleming -- U.S. Intelligence is failing against the Taliban / Michael T. Flynn, Matt Pottinger, and Paul D. Batchelor -- The CIA has failed to advance U.S. interests / John Judis -- The CIA should not be blamed for policy failures / Roger Z. George -- Enhanced interrogation has been effective at gathering intelligence / Marc A. Thiessen -- Torture is not an effective intelligence-gathering technique / Matthew Alexander -- CIA agents used torture and should be prosecuted / Larry Cox -- CIA agents did not use torture / Jeffrey Addicott -- CIA agents who used torture should not be prosecuted / Harvey Silverglate -- Torture was a desperate response to intelligence failure / George Friedman -- Torture undermines the effectiveness of the FBI / Asha Rangappa.
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Summary This volume explores the topic of the U.S. intelligence community by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
Subject Intelligence service -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Berlatsky, Noah.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Added Title United States intelligence community
ISBN 9780737752458 (hardcover)
9780737752465 (pbk.)
0737752459 (hardcover)
0737752467 (pbk.)
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