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CIA and the Vietnam Policymakers: Three Episodes, 1962-1968

Published by the CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI) and written by former CIA officer and historian Dr. Harold P. Ford, this book scrutinizes recently declassified CIA documents and "reviews the Intelligence Community's analytic performance during the chaotic Vietnam era." This forthright scholarly study focuses on how CIA analysts provided information to US policymakers at crucial times during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. The book concentrates on three episodes in the policymaking process between 1962 and 1968: Distortions of Intelligence; CIA Judgments on President Johnson's Decision to "Go Big" in Vietnam; and CIA, the Order-of-Battle Controversy, and the Tet Offensive. The entire award-winning book is now available online at the CSI Website.
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April 6th, 1999
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April 3rd, 2003 at 12:42pm
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April 3rd, 2003 at 12:42pm
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