Presidents' Secret Wars: CIA and Pentagon Covert Operations from World War II Through the Persian Gulf War
John Prados (Author)
DescriptionIn this newly revised and updated edition of his essential work, John Prados adds his concluding findings on U.S. covert operations in Angola, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, and the Persian Gulf. Acclaimed as a landmark book about U.S. intelligence agencies in the postwar era, Presidents' Secret Wars describes the secret warfare mounted by the president, the CIA, and the Pentagon--operations aimed at altering the destinies of nations and the course of global politics. Mr. Prados uses many newly declassified documents to open a vital window on this most secret aspect of American foreign policy. "A worthy and informative book"--Washington Post. "An important book....Prados's recounting of the often neglected early days of the C.I.A. and its covert activities is especially enlightening."--New York Times Book Review. "For those concerned with the study of intelligence, Presidents' Secret Wars will be highly useful because Dr. Prados has done serious archival research....This volume moves the study of covert operations to a higher and more sophisticated plane"--Intelligence and National Security.
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
February 01, 1996
5.73 X 1.28 X 9.41 inches | 1.69 pounds
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About the Author
John Prados is a leading historian of national security affairs, intelligence operations, and international security concerns. His other books include The Hidden History of the Vietnam War, Combined Fleet Decoded, Valley of Decision, and Keepers of the Keys. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Prados delivers a warning which all governments should heed...powerful and poignant.--A. G. Noorani "Frontline "