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The Foundation of the CIA|Richard E. Schroeder
The Foundation of the CIA : Harry Truman, the Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold Warvolume 1
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This highly accessible book provides new material and a fresh perspective on American National Intelligence practice, focusing on the first fifty years of the twentieth century, when the United States took on the responsibilities of a global superpower during the first years of the Cold War. Late to the art of intelligence, the United States during World War II created a new model of combining intelligence collection and analytic functions into a single organization--the OSS. At the end of the war, President Harry Truman and a small group of advisors developed a new, centralized agency directly subordinate to and responsible to the President, despite entrenched institutional resistance. Instrumental to the creation of the CIA was a group known colloquially as the "Missouri Gang," which included not only President Truman but equally determined fellow Missourians Clark Clifford, Sidney Souers, and Roscoe Hillenkoetter.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780826221377
  • ISBN-10: 0826221378
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • Publish Date: October 2017
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds
  • Page Count: 186