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Truth to Power: A History of the U.S. National Intelligence Council

Robert Hutchings and Gregory F. Treverton (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190940003
eISBN:
9780190053086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940003.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This first-ever history of the US National Intelligence Council (NIC) is told through the reflections of its eight chairs in the period from the end of the Cold War until 2017. Coeditors Robert ... More


Introduction

Robert Hutchings

in Truth to Power: A History of the U.S. National Intelligence Council

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190940003
eISBN:
9780190053086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940003.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

“Truth to power”: it is a stirring phrase, but what does it mean? It certainly does not mean that US intelligence believes itself to possess the Truth with a capital T, but the phrase grows out of ... More


Estimative Intelligence after the Cold War: 1993–1994

Joseph S. Nye Jr.

in Truth to Power: A History of the U.S. National Intelligence Council

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2019
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June 2019
ISBN:
9780190940003
eISBN:
9780190053086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940003.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the immediate aftermath of the Cold War, the National Intelligence Council faced two kinds of challenges: coping with sectarian conflicts that emerged after the Cold War, and the helping to ... More


Controlling Controversy: 1995–1997

Richard N. Cooper

in Truth to Power: A History of the U.S. National Intelligence Council

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190940003
eISBN:
9780190053086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940003.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

As a leading international economist with prior high-level policy experience, Richard Cooper brought to the National Intelligence Council chairmanship an unusual level of authority on economic ... More


A New Global Agenda: 1997–2001

John Gannon

in Truth to Power: A History of the U.S. National Intelligence Council

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190940003
eISBN:
9780190053086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940003.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The National Intelligence Council’s role in nontraditional threats grew considerably under John Gannon’s chairmanship to include major studies on issues such as technological innovation, narcotics, ... More


The Trauma of 9/11: 2001–2002

John L. Helgerson

in Truth to Power: A History of the U.S. National Intelligence Council

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190940003
eISBN:
9780190053086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940003.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

John Helgerson’s tenure began just six weeks before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The terrorist threat had been the subject of major analyses produced during John Gannon’s tenure; it ... More


America at War: 2003–2005

Robert Hutchings

in Truth to Power: A History of the U.S. National Intelligence Council

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190940003
eISBN:
9780190053086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940003.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Robert Hutchings arrived as chairman just a month before the US invasion of Iraq, a move that he privately felt was a major mistake, for reasons that proved all too accurate. Once combat operations ... More


New Missions, New Challenges: 2005–2008

Thomas Fingar

in Truth to Power: A History of the U.S. National Intelligence Council

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190940003
eISBN:
9780190053086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940003.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Thomas Fingar’s chairmanship began with two overriding challenges: to implement the intelligence reforms of 2004–5 and to repair the damage to the National Intelligence Council’s credibility in the ... More


Intelligence Integration and Reform: 2009–2014

Christopher Kojm

in Truth to Power: A History of the U.S. National Intelligence Council

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190940003
eISBN:
9780190053086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940003.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Christopher Kojm inherited the continuing challenge of implementing intelligence reform. This time the tension lay between the two mandates given to the new director of national intelligence: to ... More


From Afghanistan to Trump: 2014–2017

Gregory Treverton

in Truth to Power: A History of the U.S. National Intelligence Council

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190940003
eISBN:
9780190053086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940003.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

A friend who had been deputy national intelligence officer when Gregory Treverton was vice-chairman under Joseph Nye cautioned him that “this is not your father’s National Intelligence Council”. And ... More


Conclusion: Looking to the Next Chapter

Gregory Treverton

in Truth to Power: A History of the U.S. National Intelligence Council

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190940003
eISBN:
9780190053086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940003.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The story of the National Intelligence Council is also the story of strategic analysis, and so a number of themes recur. One is relevance. Especially before the NIC acquired the current intelligence ... More


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