From the time of the earliest conflict, intelligence and psychological warfare has played a significant role, and at times, spelled the difference between victory and defeat. As the commander-in-chief or a military leader in a theater of war, knowing your enemies battle plans, strengths and weaknesses provides a remarkable strategic advantage. Likewise, if you’re able to mislead your enemy into altering their plans or beliefs, you again have achieved an advantage. As in the past, today intelligence and psychological warfare play a significant role in national security and during times of war.
The United States Intelligence community as known to the public is comprised of 17 agencies that work separately, and at times, in concert to conduct intelligence activities in the field of foreign relations and national security. Members of this community include intelligence agencies, military intelligence, and civilian intelligence and analysis offices within federal executive departments. All federal intelligence agencies report to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), who reports to the President of the United States.
However, these are not the only governmental or private organizations gathering intelligence or carrying out operations on behalf of the federal government. Various law enforcement agencies and/or their officers assist or work at the direction of various intelligence agencies, including the CIA. So, in the end, there is no way of knowing exactly how far the tentacles of federal intelligence operations reach into the American civilian population.
The book contains scores of formerly classified writings detailing the OSS and CIA covert activities starting with President Truman and ending with President Reagan.
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“Those fella’s in the CIA don’t just report on wars……they go out and make their own.” President Harry S. Truman
Mike Rothmiller is the author of the NY Times bestseller, “L.A. Secret Police. Inside the Elite LAPD Spy Network” and five other books. He’s a former detective, intelligence officer and award winning television producer and TV reporter. He’s personally briefed the President of the United States, Governors, Senators, foreign dignitaries and generals and admirals. His books have received international acclaim and have been endorsed by three Presidents.