- By David M. Barrett

The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy

  • Title: The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy
  • Author: David M. Barrett
  • ISBN: 9780700614004
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The CIA and Congress The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy A gripping account of the struggle between the Central Intelligence Agency and Congress during the Agency s tumultuous first years Barrett dispels the conventional wisdom that Congress handed the C

    A gripping account of the struggle between the Central Intelligence Agency and Congress during the Agency s tumultuous first 15 years Barrett dispels the conventional wisdom that Congress handed the CIA a blank check, demonstrating Congress s aggressive monitoring of every aspect of the CIA, while also maintaining its staunch support for the Agency s mission.

    1 thought on “The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy

    1. Although the limited scope of the book is a bit disappointing, Barrett does a fine job detailing the dynamics and leadership roles of Congress, the executive branch, and the intelligence community, and how the oversight process evolved from 1947 to 1961. He does a fine job describing the various personalities involved. Barrett also describes the infighting between the Agency, the FBI, and the military; the Agency’s view of its dual missions of covert action and intelligence collection; and the [...]

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