Richard K. Betts, "Enemies of Intelligence: Knowledge and Power in American National Security"
Publisher: Columbia University Press | ISBN: 0231138881 | edition 2007 | PDF | 265 pages | 1,25 mb
The tragic events of September 11, 2001, and the false assessment of Saddam Hussein's weapons arsenal were terrible reminders that good information is essential to national security. These failures convinced the American public that their intelligence system was broken and prompted a radical reorganization of agencies and personnel, but as Richard K. Betts argues in this book, critics and politicians have severely underestimated the obstacles to true reform.
One of the nation's foremost political scientists, Betts draws on three decades of work within the U.S. intelligence community to illuminate the paradoxes and problems that frustrate the intelligence process.