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Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying

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Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America's first spies, said, Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary. A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is it really true that any kind of service is permissible for the public good? These questions are at the heart of James M. Olson's book, Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying. Olson, a veteran of the CIA's clandestine service, takes readers inside the real world of intelligence to describe the difficult dilemmas that field officers face on an almost daily basis. Far from being a dry theoretical treatise, this fascinating book uses actual intelligence operations to illustrate how murky their moral choices can be. Readers will be surprised to learn that the CIA provides very little guidance on what is, or is not, permissible. Rather than empowering field officers, the author has found that this lack of guidelines actually hampers operations. Olson believes that U.S. intelligence officers need clearer moral guidelines to make correct, quick decisions. Significantly, he believes these guidelines should come from the American public, not from closed-door meetings inside the intelligence community. Fair Play will encourage a broad public debate about the proper moral limits on U.S. intelligence activities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597971539
Author:
Olson, James M.
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Intelligence
Subject:
Politics - General
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
291
Dimensions:
8.94x6.00x.88 in. 1.00 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » Espionage
History and Social Science » Military » Strategy Tactics and Deception
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy

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