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Countering Terrorism: Blurred Focus, Halting Steps (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society)

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In this third book of a series on intelligence reform, Judge Richard A. Posner evaluates the measures that have been taken in the last two years to implement the Intelligence Reform Act of 2004, which decreed a wholesale reorganization of the intelligence system. Countering Terrorism also addresses broader issues in the struggle against terrorism, such as the failure of criminal law enforcement and the difficulty of devising criteria for allocating counterterrorist funds. Although some successes have been achieved in the effort to make our intelligence system more coherent and effective, notably with respect to intelligence analysis and open source intelligence, progress overall has been slow, owing in major part to the deflection of senior officials of the intelligence community from overall supervision and coordination to short-term crisis management. Of particular concern, domestic intelligence remains in serious disarray, dangerously exposing the nation to the emergent threat of homegrown, as distinct from foreign-initiated, terrorism.Published in cooperation with the Hoover Institution

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Countering Terrorism evaluates the successes and failures of recent efforts by the U.S. government to reform our intelligence infrastructure. Posner challenges the over-politicized, now conventional wisdom that these reforms have threatened our civil rights and liberties.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742558830
Author:
Posner, Richard A.
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Author:
Posner, Richard
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Intelligence
Subject:
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Subject:
Terrorism -- Government policy -- United States.
Subject:
Politics - General
Series:
Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
245
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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