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Author Theoharis, Athan G

Title Abuse of Power : How Cold War Surveillance and Secrecy Policy Shaped the Response to 9/11 / Athan G. Theoharis
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 212 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. A New Intelligence Paradigm: Surveillance and Preventive Detention; 2. A History of Fbi Wiretapping Authority; 3. The Politics of Wiretapping; 4. A Commitment to Secrecy; 5. The Limits of Counterintelligence; 6. The Politics of Counterintelligence; 7. Ignoring the Lessons of the Cold War; Notes; Index
Summary Athan Theoharis, long a respected authority on surveillance and secrecy, established his reputation for meticulous scholarship with his work on the loyalty security program developed under Truman and McCarthy. In Abuse of Power, Theoharis continues his investigation of U.S. government surveillance and historicizes the 9/11 response. Criticizing the U.S. government's secret activities and policies during periods of "unprecedented crisis," he recounts how presidents and FBI officials exploited concerns about foreign-based internal security threats. Drawing on information sequestered unti
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-199) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Electronic surveillance.
Intelligence service.
Cold War.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism.
HISTORY -- General.
Electronic surveillance
Intelligence service
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010042416
ISBN 9781439906668