Spy Chiefs: Volume 1
Intelligence Leaders in the United States and United Kingdom
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Finally, does popular culture (including the media) distort or improve our understanding of them? Many of those profiled in the book served at times of turbulent change, were faced with foreign penetrations of their intelligence service, and wrestled with matters of transparency, accountability to democratically elected overseers, and adherence to the rule of law. This book will appeal to both intelligence specialists and general readers with an interest in the intelligence history of the United States and United Kingdom.
Foreword by Lt. Gen. Patrick M. Hughes, USA (Ret.)Introduction: Spy Chiefs: Power, Secrecy, and Leadership Christopher Moran, Ioanna Iordanou, and Mark StoutPart I: American Spy Chiefs1. Studying Religion with William Donovan and the Office of Strategic ServicesMichael Graziano2. The Alternate Central Intelligence Agency: John Grombach and the PondMark Stout3. The Atomic General's "One-Way Street": Leslie R. Groves and the Manhattan Engineer District Foreign Intelligence Section, 1945-47Matthew H. Fay4. The Dulles Supremacy: Allen Dulles, the Clandestine Service, and PBFortuneJames Lockhart5. CIA Director Richard Helms: Secrecy, Stonewalling, and SpinChristopher Moran6. "A Jesuit in Reagan's Papacy": Bill Casey, the Central Intelligence Agency, and America's Cold War Struggle for FreedomAndrew Hammond7. To Command or Direct? DIRNSAs and the Historical Challenges of Leading the National Security Agency, 1952-2014Betsy Rohaly Smoot and David Hatch8. The Intellectual Redneck: William E. Odom and the NSARichard J. AldrichPart II: British Spy Chiefs9. Eric Welsh, the Secret Intelligence Service, and the Birth of Atomic IntelligenceMichael Goodman10. "C" and Covert Action: The Impact and Agency of Stewart Menzies in Britain's Secret Foreign PolicyRory Cormac11. What Chance for Leadership? Patrick Dean, Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, and the Suez CrisisDanny Steed12. Who is "M"?Michael L. VanBlaricum13. The Man behind the Desk and Other Bureaucracies: Portrayals of Intelligence Leadership in British Television Spy SeriesJoseph Oldham Conclusion: Intelligence Leadership in the Twenty-First CenturyChristopher Moran, Ioanna Iordanou, and Mark StoutList of ContributorsIndex
Addressing questions about the nature, effectiveness and limits of intelligence leadership in the US and UK, this pathbreaking volume illuminates a key dimension of the knowledge-secrecy-power nexus that helps define intelligence. Original and highly informative, it provides an anatomy of intelligence leadership that will be an indispensable source for students and also points towards future research possibilities. -- Mark Phythian, University of Leicester The contributors to this