Book Discussion on Secret Empire

Mr. Taubman talked about his book Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America’s Space Espionage,… read more

Mr. Taubman talked about his book Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America’s Space Espionage, published by Simon and Schuster. Mr. Taubman argued that the American revolution in spy satellites and electronic intelligence played a major role in stabilizing the cold war and preventing a hot war. However, the emphasis on electronic surveillance led to a neglect of human intelligence sources that contributed to the disaster of September 11, 2001. Mr. Taubman also discussed in depth the U-2 incident and its repercussions. close

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Book Discussion on Secret Empire

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Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 13, 2003
Last Aired:
Apr 12, 2005

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  • Apr 13, 2003 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 13, 2003 | 10:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 14, 2003 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 17, 2004 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 18, 2004 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 30, 2005 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 12, 2005 | 1:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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