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Challenging the Secret Government: The Post-Watergate Investigations of the CIA and FBI

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Just four months after Richard Nixon's resignation, New York Times reporter Seymour Hersh unearthed a new case of government abuse of power: the CIA had launched a domestic spying program of Orwellian proportions against American dissidents during the Vietnam War. The country's best investigative journalists and members of Congress quickly mobilized to probe a scandal that seemed certain to rock the foundations of this secret government. Subsequent investigations disclosed that the CIA had plotted to kill foreign leaders and that the FBI had harassed civil rights and student groups. Some called the scandal 'son of Watergate.'

Many observers predicted that the investigations would lead to far-reaching changes in the intelligence agencies. Yet, as Kathryn Olmsted shows, neither the media nor Congress pressed for reforms. For all of its post-Watergate zeal, the press hesitated to break its long tradition of deference in national security coverage. Congress, too, was unwilling to challenge the executive branch in national security matters. Reports of the demise of the executive branch were greatly exaggerated, and the result of the 'year of intelligence' was a return to the status quo.

Synopsis:

You peel off Watergate and you find the Plumbers and Ellsberg break-in. Peel off the Plumbers and you find the 1970 Huston plan to use the CIA and FBI for domestic surveillance, wiretapping and break-ins. But what would you find if you peeled off another layer and had a close look at that secret world from which these things had been launched?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807845622
Author:
Olmsted, Kathryn S.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Olmsted, Kathryn S.
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Practical Politics
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Intelligence service
Subject:
Central intelligence agency
Subject:
Watergate affair, 1972-1974
Subject:
Watergate Affair, 197
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
political science; conspiracy; Seymour Hersh; domestic spying; son of Watergate; year of intelligence; American History; Journalism
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Conspiracy
Subject:
Seymour Hersh
Subject:
domestic spying
Subject:
son of Watergate
Subject:
year of intelligence
Subject:
American history
Subject:
Journalism
Subject:
American Hi
Subject:
Story
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
151
Publication Date:
February 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.26x6.14x.61 in. .84 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , You peel off Watergate and you find the Plumbers and Ellsberg break-in. Peel off the Plumbers and you find the 1970 Huston plan to use the CIA and FBI for domestic surveillance, wiretapping and break-ins. But what would you find if you peeled off another layer and had a close look at that secret world from which these things had been launched?
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