By Joshua Rovner
What is the function of intelligence companies in approach and coverage? How do policymakers use (or misuse) intelligence estimates? while do intelligence-policy kin paintings top? How do intelligence-policy disasters impression hazard review, army method, and international coverage? those questions are on the middle of contemporary nationwide safety controversies, together with the Sep 11 assaults and the conflict in Iraq. In either situations the connection among intelligence and coverage broke down-with disastrous outcomes.
In Fixing the Facts, Joshua Rovner explores the advanced interplay among intelligence and coverage and shines a focus at the challenge of politicization. significant episodes within the historical past of yank international coverage were heavily tied to the manipulation of intelligence estimates. Rovner describes how the Johnson management handled the intelligence neighborhood throughout the Vietnam struggle; how President Nixon and President Ford politicized estimates at the Soviet Union; and the way strain from the George W. Bush management contributed to wrong intelligence on Iraq. He additionally compares the U.S. case with the British event among 1998 and 2003, and demonstrates that high-profile govt inquiries in either nations have been essentially mistaken approximately what occurred prior to the war.
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