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Johnson, Loch K. 1942-

Overview
Works: 74 works in 327 publications in 1 language and 14,721 library holdings
Genres: Treaties  History  Sources  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JK468.I6, 327.1273
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Most widely held works by Loch K Johnson
America's secret power : the CIA in a democratic society by Loch K Johnson( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should we define the role of secret agencies in a democratic society? Can a balance be struck between civil liberties and national security? These are questions addressed in Loch Johnson's book, an overview of the CIA and its activities in American affairs, both domestic and foreign
Secret agencies : U.S. intelligence in a hostile world by Loch K Johnson( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Secret agencies have the capacity not only to safeguard democracy but also to subvert it ... As such, they deserve both our support and our scrutiny."--Jacket
Bombs, bugs, drugs, and thugs : intelligence and America's quest for security by Loch K Johnson( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ranging widely over such controversial topics as the intelligence role of the United Nations and whether assassination should be a part of America's foreign policy, Loch Johnson here maps out a critical and prescriptive vision of the future of American intelligence."--Jacket
A season of inquiry : the Senate intelligence investigation by Loch K Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The civil rights movement, protests against the Vietnam War, Watergate - rumors and revelations stemming from these and other events provoked in the 1970s a rising clamor against the scope and conduct of American intelligence operations. Finally, in 1975, Congress launched investigations of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other federal agencies in the intelligence community. This is the story of one of those investigations - that by the Senate committee chaired by Frank Church of Idaho. / The hearings of the Church committee, together with investigations by the House of Representatives and a presidential commission, rocked the intelligence bureaucracy like nothing before; even the CIA's involvement in Kennedy's Bay of Pigs debacle paled in comparison. A deep schism developed within the Senate committee, and the House of Representatives was torn by acrimony and recrimination. / From his special vantage point as an investigator and aide to Senator Church, Loch Johnson incisively portrays the human element - jealousy, friendship, pique, ambition, fatigue - in these deliberations and traces the tangled lines of conflict and cooperation that stretch between Congress and the White House. Season of Inquiry affords a unique look at the workings of the United States Senate, not in its ordinary day-to-day business but in the heat and glare of publicity during the conduct of a major inquiry." -- Publisher's website
The making of international agreements : Congress confronts the executive by Loch K Johnson( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National security intelligence : secret operations in defense of the democracies by Loch K Johnson( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National security intelligence is a vast, complicated, and important topic, made doubly hard for citizens to understand because of the thick veils of secrecy that surround it. This definitive introduction to the field guides readers skilfully through this hidden side of government. It not only explains the three primary missions of intelligence - information collection and analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action - it also explores the wider dilemmas posed by the existence of secret government organizations in 'open' societies. With over thirty-five years of experience studying intelligence agencies and their activities, Loch Johnson illuminates difficult questions such as why intelligence organizations make mistakes in assessing world events; why some intelligence officers decide to work against their own country on behalf of foreign regimes; and how agencies succumb to scandals, including spying on the very citizens they are meant to protect. National Security Intelligence is tailor-made to meet the interests of students and general readers who care about how nations protect themselves against threats through the establishment of intelligence organizations - and how they continue to strive for safeguards to prevent the misuse of this secret power. -- Book Description
Runoff elections in the United States by Charles S Bullock( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of national security intelligence( Book )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the past few decades, interest in the field of national security intelligence has increased dramatically as a series of intelligence scandals and failuressuch as the Iran-contra affair and the false claim that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction - has brought attention to this young discipline. The terrorist attacks of 2001 further revealed the inadequacies of the U.S. security apparatus, and a motion toward reform has formed in the wake of this tragedy. In our information-dominated age, the organizations that function in the dark are increasingly driving policy decisions, and an understanding of these hidden aspects of government is more crucial than ever." "The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence surveys the current literature on national security intelligence, presenting a synthesis of theories and findings. The Handbook discusses national security intelligence within a political and historical context, explaining how intelligence agencies operate and how they collect information from around the world. It examines the problems that come with transforming raw information into credible analysis, and the difficulties involved in disseminating intelligence to policymakers. It explores the balance between secrecy and public accountability, and the ethical dilemmas that covert operations routinely present to intelligence agencies. This authoritative volume presents a comprehensive overview of the discipline, complete with research agendas and suggestions for reform." "This handbook represents the work of a distinguished team of international contributors from a variety of backgrounds: among the authors are many prominent scholars, intelligence agents, and politicians. Their dynamic array of viewpoints provides the reader with an indispensable portrait of this rapidly developing field of study, appropriate for experts and casual readers alike."--Jacket
Through the Straits of Armageddon : arms control issues and prospects( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven sins of American foreign policy by Loch K Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his new book, renowned intelligence agency and foreign policy expert Loch K. Johnson hews through the arguments and assertions of journalists, pundits, and politicians and offers a bold, engaging, and provocative analysis of what he claims are the seven major "sins" of American foreign policy. Looking back over several administrations - including that of George W. Bush - Johnson builds an impressive case for how the weaknesses in U.S. policy abroad have turned much of the world against America and its citizens ... and harmed our own interests in the process."--BOOK JACKET
Fateful decisions : inside the National Security Council( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who's watching the spies? : establishing intelligence service accountability by H Born( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three distinguished experts, each well known in the international community of national security scholars, bring together in one volume the rich experience of three decades of experimentation in intelligence accountability. Using a structured approach, they examine the strengths and weaknesses of the intelligence systems of Argentina, Canada, Germany, Norway, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States."--Jacket
The threat on the horizon : an inside account of America's search for security after the Cold War by Loch K Johnson( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aspin-Brown Commission of 1995-1996, led by former U.S. Defense Secretaries Les Aspin and Harold Brown, was a landmark inquiry into the activities of America's secret agencies. The purpose of the commission was to help the Central Intelligence Agency and other organizations in the U.S. intelligence community adapt to the quite different world that had emerged after the end of the Cold War in 1991. In The Threat on the Horizon, eminent national security scholar Loch K. Johnson, who served as Aspin's assistant, offers a comprehensive insider's account of this inquiry. Based on a close siftin
America as a world power : foreign policy in a constitutional framework by Loch K Johnson( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of intelligence studies by Loch K Johnson( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook examines the growing field of intelligence studies. It explains how intelligence agencies operate; how they collect information from around the world; and the problems faced in providing further insight into this 'raw' information through the techniques of analysis
Decisions of the highest order : perspectives on the National Security Council( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic intelligence( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While several fine texts on intelligence have been published over the past decade, there is no complementary set of volumes that addresses the subject in a comprehensive manner for the general reader. This major set explains how the sixteen major U.S. intelligence agencies operate, how they collect information from around the world, the problems they face in providing further insight into this "raw" information through the techniques of analysis, and the difficulties that accompany the dissemination of intelligence to policymakers in a timely manner
Intelligence : the secret world of spies : an anthology( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies is useful because each section covers a specific topic, which the editors intorduce clearly. It then presents articles by various authors who express different viewpoints on the given topic. This methodology helps students to learn both theory and practical aspects of the issues, and gives them a clear understanding of the differences in thought that experts have."--Anita J. Bucknam, The Ohio State University" ""Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies is an admirable contribution to the intelligence canon. This reader clearly meets its goal of bringing together a set of diverse and useful articles across much of the intelligence process. It also serves as an excellent supplement to a main textbook."--Mark M. Lowenthal, Johns Hopkins University" "Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies--An Anthology, Third Edition, is the most up-to-date reader in intelligence studies. Editors Loch K. Johnson and James J. Wirtz present a diverse, comprehensive, and yet highly accessible set of readings from leading experts in the field." "The most engaging, current, and expertly edited anthology available, Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies--An Anthology, Third Edition, is ideal for courses in intelligence and homeland Security."--Jacket
Strategic intelligence : windows into a secret world : an anthology by Loch K Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A season of inquiry revisited : the Church committee confronts America's spy agencies by Loch K Johnson( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An updated re-issue of Loch Johnson's classic "insider" study of the US Senate's so-called Church Committee investigations (ca. 1975-1976) into the activities and abuses of our intelligence agencies (especially CIA and FBI). Named after Frank Church, its charismatic Democratic chair, the committee confirmed numerous cases in which agencies greatly overstepped the limits of their assigned powers and initiated reforms to curb future violations. Johnson, one of the deans of American intelligence and national security studies, served on the committee as a special assistant to Church himself"--
 
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America's secret power : the CIA in a democratic society
Alternative Names
Johnson, Loch K.

Loch K. Johnson American political scientist

Loch K. Johnson Amerikaans politicoloog

Languages
English (209)

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Secret agencies : U.S. intelligence in a hostile worldBombs, bugs, drugs, and thugs : intelligence and America's quest for securityNational security intelligence : secret operations in defense of the democraciesThe Oxford handbook of national security intelligenceSeven sins of American foreign policyFateful decisions : inside the National Security CouncilWho's watching the spies? : establishing intelligence service accountabilityThe threat on the horizon : an inside account of America's search for security after the Cold War