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By Joshua Rovner

What is the position of intelligence enterprises in process and coverage? How do policymakers use (or misuse) intelligence estimates? whilst do intelligence-policy kinfolk paintings most sensible? How do intelligence-policy mess ups impact danger evaluate, army technique, and overseas coverage? those questions are on the middle of modern nationwide safety controversies, together with the September 11 assaults and the conflict in Iraq. In either instances the connection among intelligence and coverage broke down-with disastrous outcomes.

In Fixing the Facts, Joshua Rovner explores the advanced interplay among intelligence and coverage and shines a focus at the challenge of politicization. significant episodes within the background of yankee overseas coverage were heavily tied to the manipulation of intelligence estimates. Rovner describes how the Johnson management handled the intelligence group through the Vietnam conflict; how President Nixon and President Ford politicized estimates at the Soviet Union; and the way strain from the George W. Bush management contributed to incorrect intelligence on Iraq. He additionally compares the U.S. case with the British adventure among 1998 and 2003, and demonstrates that high-profile govt inquiries in either nations have been essentially flawed approximately what occurred earlier than the war.

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