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The Resource Facts and fears : hard truths from a life in intelligence, James R. Clapper with Trey Brown

Facts and fears : hard truths from a life in intelligence, James R. Clapper with Trey Brown

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Facts and fears : hard truths from a life in intelligence
Title
Facts and fears
Title remainder
hard truths from a life in intelligence
Statement of responsibility
James R. Clapper with Trey Brown
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The former Director of National Intelligence's candid and compelling account of the intelligence community's successes--and failures--in facing some of the greatest threats to America. When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth United States director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper had been President Obama's senior intelligence adviser for six and a half years, longer than his three predecessors combined. He led the U.S. intelligence community through a period that included the raid on Osama bin Laden, the Benghazi attack, the leaks of Edward Snowden, and Russia's influence operation during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. In [this book], Clapper traces his career through the growing threat of cyberattacks, his relationships with presidents and Congress, and the truth about Russia's role in the presidential election. He describes, in the wake of Snowden and WikiLeaks, his efforts to make intelligence more transparent and to push back against the suspicion that Americans' private lives are subject to surveillance. Finally, it was living through Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and seeing how the foundations of American democracy were--and continue to be--undermined by a foreign power that led him to break with his instincts honed through more than five decades in the intelligence profession to share his inside experience. Clapper considers such controversial questions as, Is intelligence ethical? Is it moral to intercept communications or to photograph closed societies from orbit? What are the limits of what we should be allowed to do? What protections should we give to the private citizens of the world, not to mention our fellow Americans? Are there times when intelligence officers can lose credibility as unbiased reporters of hard truths by inserting themselves into policy decisions? Facts and Fears offers a privileged look inside the U.S. intelligence community and, with the frankness and professionalism for which James Clapper is known, addresses some of the most difficult challenges in our nation's history."--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clapper, James R.
Dewey number
  • 327.12730092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
C52 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brown, Trey
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clapper, James R.
  • United States
  • Obama, Barack
  • Intelligence officers
  • Intelligence service
  • National security
Label
Facts and fears : hard truths from a life in intelligence, James R. Clapper with Trey Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Beyond their wildest imagination -- Born into the intelligence business -- Command and controversy -- The peace dividend -- 9/11 and return to service -- The second most thankless job in Washington -- Benghazi -- Consumed by money -- Snowden -- Not a diplomat -- Unpredictable instability -- The election -- Facts and fears
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9780525558644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1006804896
  • (OCoLC)1006804896
  • 2355562
Label
Facts and fears : hard truths from a life in intelligence, James R. Clapper with Trey Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Beyond their wildest imagination -- Born into the intelligence business -- Command and controversy -- The peace dividend -- 9/11 and return to service -- The second most thankless job in Washington -- Benghazi -- Consumed by money -- Snowden -- Not a diplomat -- Unpredictable instability -- The election -- Facts and fears
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9780525558644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1006804896
  • (OCoLC)1006804896
  • 2355562

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