THE PRESIDENTS BOOK OF SECRETS THE UNTOLD STORY OF INTELLIGENCE BRIEFINGS TO AMERICAS PRESIDENTS

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The President S Book Of Secrets

Author : David Priess
ISBN : 9781610395960
Genre : Political Science
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Every president has had a unique and complicated relationship with the intelligence community. While some have been coolly distant, even adversarial, others have found their intelligence agencies to be among the most valuable instruments of policy and power. Since John F. Kennedy's presidency, this relationship has been distilled into a personalized daily report: a short summary of what the intelligence apparatus considers the most crucial information for the president to know that day about global threats and opportunities. This top–secret document is known as the President's Daily Brief, or, within national security circles, simply “the Book.” Presidents have spent anywhere from a few moments (Richard Nixon) to a healthy part of their day (George W. Bush) consumed by its contents; some (Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush) consider it far and away the most important document they saw on a regular basis while commander in chief. The details of most PDBs are highly classified, and will remain so for many years. But the process by which the intelligence community develops and presents the Book is a fascinating look into the operation of power at the highest levels. David Priess, a former intelligence officer and daily briefer, has interviewed every living president and vice president as well as more than one hundred others intimately involved with the production and delivery of the president's book of secrets. He offers an unprecedented window into the decision making of every president from Kennedy to Obama, with many character–rich stories revealed here for the first time.
Category: Political Science

Presidential Leadership

Author : George C. Edwards, III
ISBN : 9781538110867
Genre : Political Science
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With extensive coverage of Donald Trump and a focus on presidential leadership—of the voters, public opinion, the media, the decision making process, Congress, and the bureaucracy—the authors examine all aspects of the presidency in rich detail, including the president’s powers, presidential history, and the institution of the presidency. Guiding their analysis is their unique contrast between two broad perspectives on the presidency—the constrained president (“facilitator”) and the dominant president (“director").
Category: Political Science

How To Get Rid Of A President

Author : David Priess
ISBN : 9781541788213
Genre : Political Science
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A vivid political history of the schemes, plots, maneuvers, and conspiracies that have attempted--successfully and not--to remove unwanted presidents To limit executive power, the founding fathers created fixed presidential terms of four years, giving voters regular opportunities to remove their leaders. Even so, Americans have often resorted to more dramatic paths to disempower the chief executive. The American presidency has seen it all, from rejecting a sitting president's renomination bid and undermining their authority in office to the more drastic methods of impeachment, and, most brutal of all, assassination. How to Get Rid of a President showcases the political dark arts in action: a stew of election dramas, national tragedies, and presidential departures mixed with party intrigue, personal betrayal, and backroom shenanigans. This briskly paced, darkly humorous voyage proves that while the pomp and circumstance of presidential elections might draw more attention, the way that presidents are removed teaches us much more about our political order.
Category: Political Science

The Secret Sentry

Author : Matthew M. Aid
ISBN : 1608191796
Genre : History
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In February of 2006, Matthew Aid's discovery of a massive secret historical document reclassification program then taking place at the National Archives made the front page of the New York Times. This discovery is only the tip of the iceberg of Aid's more than twenty years of intensive research, culled from thousands of pages of formerly top secret documents. In The Secret Sentry, he details the untold history of America's most elusive and powerful intelligence agency, the National Security Agency (NSA), since the end of World War II. This will be the first comprehensive history of the NSA, most recently in the news with regards to domestic spying, and will reveal brand new details about controversial episodes including the creation of Israel, the Bay of Pigs, the Berlin Wall, and the invasion of Iraq. Since the beginning of the Cold War, the NSA has become the most important source of intelligence in the US government: 60% of the president's daily briefing comes from the NSA. Matthew Aid will reveal just how this came to be, and why the NSA has gone to such great lengths to keep its history secret.
Category: History

The Free American

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ISBN : WISC:89082499880
Genre : Conservative literature
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Category: Conservative literature

Korea The Untold Story Of The War

Author : Joseph C. Goulden
ISBN : 0070235805
Genre : History
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A history of the Korean War makes use of recently declassified documents that provide a background for the decisions that affected the course of the war
Category: History

Never Again

Author : John Ashcroft
ISBN : 1599954672
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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In this provocative book, the most controversial attorney general in U.S. history tells the untold story behind the war on terror in post-9/11 America. In his own words, John Ashcroft shares his unique perspective on the dangers to and within America from outside forces and explains what he did to repair the serious breaches in the country's security.
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Intelligence Newsletter

Author : Earl F. Jones
ISBN : WISC:89081286205
Genre : World politics
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Category: World politics