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Cyberattacks and “Dirty Hands”: Cyberwar, Cybercrime, or Covert Political Action?

Seumas Miller

in Binary Bullets: The Ethics of Cyberwarfare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190221072
eISBN:
9780190221102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190221072.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Cyberwar is a new form of conflict. Contemporary nation-states and, for that matter, nonstate actors such as corporations, now suffer and inflict ongoing cyberattacks on a large scale. Whether these ... More


Behind the Scenes

William J. Rust

in Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813135786
eISBN:
9780813136844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813135786.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following the November 1957 Vientiane agreement between the RLG and Pathet Lao, Prime Minister Souvanna Phouma traveled to Washington, D.C., to defend his coalition government before skeptical ... More


“Talking about Capturing bin Laden”: The Clinton Administration and the Legal Architecture of Lethal Force in Counterterrorism, 1993–2000

Christopher J. Fuller

in See It/Shoot It: The Secret History of the CIA's Lethal Drone Program

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300218541
eISBN:
9780300227673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218541.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter addresses the notion that the CIA's drone campaign lacks appropriate congressional oversight and domestic legal authorization, instead revealing that the agency sought extensive legal ... More


Covert Warriors for Hire

Kyle Burke

in Revolutionaries for the Right: Anticommunist Internationalism and Paramilitary Warfare in the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640730
eISBN:
9781469640754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640730.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the late 1970s, a new set of Americans took up the dream of a global anticommunist revolution. Many were high-ranking CIA and military officers who had been forced from their jobs by the Ford and ... More


Introduction

Michael Poznansky

in In the Shadow of International Law: Secrecy and Regime Change in the Postwar World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190096595
eISBN:
9780190096625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096595.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces the central question at the heart of this book, namely why leaders sometimes opt for covert action when pursuing regime change rather than pursuing overt alternatives. It ... More


Overt and Covert American Actions In the German Fine Arts

in Capturing the German Eye: American Visual Propaganda in Occupied Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226301693
eISBN:
9780226301716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226301716.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes overt and covert American actions in the German fine arts. The discreet and understated combination of overt and covert measures provided a model of intellectual warfare and ... More


The Rising Clamor: The American Press, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Cold War

David P. Hadley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177373
eISBN:
9780813177403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177373.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This work examines the relationships that developed between the domestic U.S. press and the Central Intelligence Agency, from the foundation of the agency in 1947 to the first major congressional ... More


Intelligence Communities and International Law: A Comparative Approach

Ashley S. Deeks

in Comparative International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190697570
eISBN:
9780190697600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697570.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

The lack of certainty about the precise status of various intelligence activities in international law fosters conditions under which states can choose—and have chosen—different paths through the ... 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 Dark Side of Neverland

Deborah Shnookal

in Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba's Children

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401551
eISBN:
9781683402220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401551.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Operation Pedro Pan is shown in this chapter to be both the result of and an integral part of the CIA’s covert action program to undermine and overthrow the revolutionary government in Cuba, ... More


In the Shadow of International Law: Secrecy and Regime Change in the Postwar World

Michael Poznansky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190096595
eISBN:
9780190096625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190096595.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book investigates one of the most controversial forms of secret statecraft in international politics: the use of covert action to overthrow foreign regimes. The central question it asks is why ... More


Introduction

Javier Auyero and Katherine Sobering

in The Ambivalent State: Police-Criminal Collusion at the Urban Margins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190915537
eISBN:
9780190915575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915537.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Law, Crime and Deviance

The introduction begins with the story of Carolina, a mother who struggles with her son’s addiction to paco, a cheap and pernicious drug that is increasingly common in the poor neighborhood where she ... More


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