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Author Pillar, Paul R., 1947-

Title Intelligence and U.S. foreign policy : Iraq, 9/11, and misguided reform / Paul R. Pillar.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  327.1273 P645i 2011    ---  Available
Description xvi, 413 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-400) and index.
Contents Introduction: A comforting explanation for calamity -- Weapons of mass destruction and the Iraq war -- Alternative visions of the Iraq war -- Congress and the politics of the Iraq war -- Great decisions and the irrelevance of intelligence -- Politicization -- Scapegoats and spectator sport -- The never-ending issue -- Catharsis and 9/11 -- Responses to catharsis -- The illusion of reform -- Real reform -- Adapting policy to uncertainty.
Summary Discusses the interaction between intelligence gathering and policy making, showing how little policy-making is guided by intelligence and what intelligence reform will do (and has done) to the creation of policy.
Subject Intelligence service -- United States.
Iraq War, 2003-2011.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
Added Title Intelligence and United States foreign policy
ISBN 9780231157926 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231157924 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231527804 (electronic)
0231527802 (electronic)

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