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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  • Hahn, Peter Executive Director Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • Immerman, Richard H. Director Temple University->Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy

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Intelligence and Strategy

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Chantilly, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 3, 2007
Last Aired:
Feb 14, 2010

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  • Jul 03, 2007 | 2:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 16, 2007 | 11:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 27, 2009 | 5:12am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 13, 2010 | 12:25pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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  • Feb 14, 2010 | 12:24am EST | C-SPAN 3
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