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The Resource Challenging the secret government : the post-Watergate investigations of the CIA and FBI, Kathryn S. Olmsted, (electronic resource)

Challenging the secret government : the post-Watergate investigations of the CIA and FBI, Kathryn S. Olmsted, (electronic resource)

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Challenging the secret government : the post-Watergate investigations of the CIA and FBI
Title
Challenging the secret government
Title remainder
the post-Watergate investigations of the CIA and FBI
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Kathryn S. Olmsted
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Language
eng
Summary
Just four months after Richard Nixon's resignation, New York Times reporter Seymour Hersh unearthed a new case of government abuse of power: the CIA had launched a domestic spying program of Orwellian proportions against American dissidents during the Vietnam War. The country's best investigative journalists and members of Congress quickly mobilized to probe a scandal that seemed certain to rock the foundations of this secret government. Subsequent investigations disclosed that the CIA had plotted to kill foreign leaders and that the FBI had harassed civil rights and student groups. Some called the scandal 'son of Watergate.' Many observers predicted that the investigations would lead to far-reaching changes in the intelligence agencies. Yet, as Kathryn Olmsted shows, neither the media nor Congress pressed for reforms. For all of its post-Watergate zeal, the press hesitated to break its long tradition of deference in national security coverage. Congress, too, was unwilling to challenge the executive branch in national security matters. Reports of the demise of the executive branch were greatly exaggerated, and the result of the 'year of intelligence' was a return to the status quo. American History/Journalism
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Olmsted, Kathryn S
Dewey number
320.973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Intelligence service
  • Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Challenging the secret government : the post-Watergate investigations of the CIA and FBI, Kathryn S. Olmsted, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807863701
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11719387
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719387
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(MWT)MWT11719387
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Challenging the secret government : the post-Watergate investigations of the CIA and FBI, Kathryn S. Olmsted, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807863701
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11719387
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719387
System control number
(MWT)MWT11719387
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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