Intelligence and Strategy
Professor Immerman talked about modern-day U.S. presidents and their reliance on their personal set of beliefs rather than classified… read more
Professor Immerman talked about modern-day U.S. presidents and their reliance on their personal set of beliefs rather than classified intelligence to formulate foreign policy. Topics included the use of intelligence in the U.S. decision to invade Iraq in 2003, the Kennedy administration and the Cuban Missile crisis, the Truman administration’s rejection of Central Intelligence Agency information, the politicization of U.S. intelligence in the 1960s, and intelligence during the Vietnam era. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions.
Society President Immerman delivered the presidential address at the 2007 Diplomatic History Conference, “Intelligence and Strategy: Historicizing Psychology, Policy, and Politics.” close
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