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Uneasy Birth: Disaster in Somalia

Loch K. Johnson

in The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter explains why President Bill Clinton created the Aspin-Brown Commission of 1995–1996, led by Les Aspin and later by Harold Brown. More specifically, it examines the confluence of events ... More


Seeking Answers: The Commission Convenes

Loch K. Johnson

in The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the first session of the Aspin-Brown Commission of 1995–1996. The chapter looks at the topics discussed during the session, including the political issues facing Washington, ... More


The Death of a Chairman

Loch K. Johnson

in The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the Aspin-Brown Commission's busy schedule as part of its bipartisan inquiry into the status of the nation's intelligence agencies. The chapter first looks at the Commission's ... More


Getting to Yes: August 11, 1993—Washington, D.C.

Andrew Marble

in Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili's American Success

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178028
eISBN:
9780813178035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178028.003.0018
Subject:
History, Military History

Set at the White House on August 11, 1993, the chapter reviews the Clinton administration and Pentagon’s decision-making in the days leading up to the August 11 Rose Garden ceremony to nominate ... More


Starting Up: The Commission’s Membership

Loch K. Johnson

in The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the selection of members of the Aspin-Brown Commission of 1995–1996. The appointees were chosen by either President Bill Clinton or Congress: two incumbent senators, two ... More


Weighing the Value of Estimates

Loch K. Johnson

in The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the Aspin-Brown Commission's discussions about the usefulness of National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs) as part of the U.S. national security policy. The chapter first looks ... More


Brown at the Helm

Loch K. Johnson

in The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the Aspin-Brown Commission's work following Harold Brown's appointment as chairman to replace Les Aspin. The chapter first considers the commission's session with Admiral ... More


The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Loch K. Johnson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

The Aspin-Brown Commission of 1995–1996, led by former U.S. Defense Secretaries Les Aspin and Harold Brown, was a landmark inquiry into the activities of America's secret agencies. The purpose of the ... More


The Final Stretch

Loch K. Johnson

in The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the Aspin-Brown Commission's activities in the runup to its final report as part of its inquiry into the status of the nation's secret services, including briefing sessions ... More


Wobbling Forward

Loch K. Johnson

in The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the Aspin-Brown Commission's work following the death of its chairman, Les Aspin, in 1995. The chapter first considers the commission's interviews and briefing sessions with ... More


In The Commission’s Wake

Loch K. Johnson

in The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter examines the impact of the Aspin-Brown Commission of 1995–1996. The chapter first considers the events that occurred in the aftermath of the forming of the commission, including ... More


A Second Retreat

Loch K. Johnson

in The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the Aspin-Brown Commission's retreat in Leesburg, its second after a similar retreat at Camp Peary near Williamsburg; both venues are in Virginia. The chapter first considers ... More


The Commission Reports

Loch K. Johnson

in The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the Aspin-Brown Commission's report as part of its inquiry into the status of the nation's secret services. The chapter provides an overview of the work done by the commission ... More


Down On The Farm

Loch K. Johnson

in The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199737178
eISBN:
9780190252458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the Aspin-Brown Commission's retreat in the Virginia countryside to give members the opportunity to bond while also discussing the major reforms that needed consideration. The ... More


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