Washington, D.C. : Center for the Study of Intelligence, August 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (xii, 46 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps Digital: text file.
This anthology was prepared as a contribution to Department of Defense--led interagency efforts to commemorate the passing of 50 years since the large-scale engagement of the military forces of the United States and other countries in defending the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) against communist guerrilla, mainforce, and North Vietnamese Army units. For CIA, and many members of the US military, engagement in South Vietnam began well before what is marked as the beginning of the 50th anniversary commemoration, 1965. As the 41 articles selected by CIA historian Clayton Laurie for this anthology will show, Southeast Asia was the focus of CIA activity as long ago as the early 1950s, when it was directed to provide support to French efforts to maintain control of its colony of Indochina.
Washington, D.C. : Center for the Study of Intelligence, January 2014.
Book — 1 online resource (14 pages) Digital: text file.
This compendium of previously published articles from Studies in Intelligence spans some fifty years and focuses on key aspects of the Intelligence Community (IC) relationship with US policymakers. It could not be more timely. These essays touch upon fundamental issues that perpetually test intelligence producers and consumers alike issues at the heart of current day controversies swirling around the US intelligence community.
Book — 1 online resource (17 pages in various pagings) : illustrations.
The $52.6 billion "black budget" for fiscal 2013, obtained by The Washington Post from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, maps a bureaucratic and operational landscape that has never been subject to public scrutiny. Although the government has annually released its overall level of intelligence spending since 2007, it has not divulged how it uses the money or how it performs against the goals set by the president and Congress. The 178-page budget summary for the National Intelligence Program details the successes, failures and objectives of the 16 spy agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community, which has 107,035 employees. The summary describes cutting-edge technologies, agent recruiting and ongoing operations. The Post is withholding some information after consultation with U.S. officials who expressed concerns about the risk to intelligence sources and methods. Sensitive details are so pervasive in the documents that The Post is publishing only summary tables and charts online. The Post has decided to only publish 17 pages of the 178 page document.
This pioneering work brings together for the first time in a single reference work all of the extant, fugitive, and recently discovered registration data on African American voters from Colonial America to the present. It features election returns for African American presidential, senatorial, congressional, and gubernatorial candidates over time. Rich, insightful narrative explains the data and traces the history of the laws dealing with the enfranchisement and disenfranchisement of African Americans. Topics covered include: - the contributions of statistical pioneers including Monroe Work, W.E.B. DuBois and Ralph Bunche - African American organizations, like the NAACP and National Equal Rights League (NERL) - pioneering African American officeholders, including the few before the Civil War - four influxes of African American voters: Reconstruction (Southern African American men), the Fifteenth Amendment (African American men across the country), the Nineteenth Amendment (African American female voters in 1920 election), and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 - the historical development of disenfranchisement in the South and the statistical impact of the tools of disenfranchisement: literacy clauses, poll taxes, and grandfather clauses. The African-American Electorate features more than 300 tables, 150 figures, and 50 maps, many of which have been created exclusively for this work using demographic, voter registration, election return, and racial precinct data that have never been collected and assembled for the public. An appendix includes popular and electoral voting data for African-American presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial candidates, and a comprehensive bibliography indicates major topic areas and eras concerning the African-American electorate. The African American Electorate offers students and researchers the opportunity, for the first time, to explore the relationship between voters and political candidates, identify critical variables, and situate African Americans' voting behavior and political phenomena in the context of America's political history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (iii, 64 pages). Digital: text file.
Originally defined as Secret, Internal Use Only. Approved for release 04/19/2000. CIA history of the Special Activities Staff, 1957-1970. At first the Special Assistant was concerned primarily with performance and conduct cases. In addition, his staff furnished the clerical support and executive secretary for the Agency's Disposition Board, now called the Personnel Evaluation Board. Beginning in 1958, performance cases were processed by the staff under the provisions of the Agency's selection out program. In that year responsibilities for the Applicant Review Panel and the Overseas Candidate Review Panel were added to the staff. Starting in 1961 the staff also played the major role in the Agency's "701" surplus program and separation compensation program. In 1962 the staff was given responsibility for the management of the Agency's career conversion program as well as the program for the integration of "Eyes Only" personnel information. Since 1963 the staff has been called the "Special Activities Staff (SAS)." Throughout its existence, the staff has been responsible for developing regulatory material concerning conduct and discipline, procedures for handling adverse action cases, and the like.