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Barrett, David M. 1951-

Works: 11 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 4,111 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E841, 973.922
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Most widely held works about David M Barrett
Most widely held works by David M Barrett
Blind over Cuba the photo gap and the missile crisis by David M Barrett( )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis, questions persisted about how the potential cataclysm had been allowed to develop. A subsequent congressional investigation focused on what came to be known as the "photo gap": five weeks during which intelligence-gathering flights over Cuba had been attenuated. ?In Blind over Cuba, David M. Barrett and Max Holland challenge the popular perception of the Kennedy administration's handling of the Soviet Union's surreptitious deployment of missiles in the Western Hemisphere. Rather than epitomizing it as a masterpiece of crisis management by policy makers and the administration, Barrett and Holland make the case that the affair was, in fact, a close call stemming directly from decisions made in a climate of deep distrust between key administration officials and the intelligence community. ?Because of White House and State Department fears of "another U-2 incident" (the infamous 1960 Soviet downing of an American U-2 spy plane), the CIA was not permitted to send surveillance aircraft on prolonged flights over Cuban airspace for many weeks, from late August through early October. Events proved that this was precisely the time when the Soviets were secretly deploying missiles in Cuba. When Director of Central Intelligence John McCone forcefully pointed out that this decision had led to a dangerous void in intelligence collection, the president authorized one U-2 flight directly over western Cuba--thereby averting disaster, as the surveillance detected the Soviet missiles shortly before they became operational.? The Kennedy administration recognized that their failure to gather intelligence was politically explosive, and their subsequent efforts to influence the perception of events form the focus for this study. Using recently declassified documents, secondary materials, and interviews with several key participants, Barrett and Holland weave a story of intra-agency conflict, suspicion, and discord that undermined intelligence-gathering, adversely affected internal postmortems conducted after the crisis peaked, and resulted in keeping Congress and the public in the dark about what really happened.? Fifty years after the crisis that brought the superpowers to the brink, Blind over Cuba: The Photo Gap and the Missile Crisis offers a new chapter in our understanding of that pivotal event, the tensions inside the US government during the cold war, and the obstacles Congress faces when conducting an investigation of the executive branch
Uncertain warriors : Lyndon Johnson and his Vietnam advisers by David M Barrett( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book addresses one aspect of the Johnson presidency : the evolution of the president's varied circle of Vietnam War advisers from 1965 to 1968. These leaders, whose advice on the whole was rational and well intentioned, led Johnson to decisions that resulted in the frustrating and tragic outcome of the Vietnam War
The CIA & Congress : the untold story from Truman to Kennedy by David M Barrett( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barrett provides an unprecedented and often colorful account of relations between American spymasters and Capitol Hill. He chronicles the CIA's dealings with senior legislators who were haunted by memories of our intelligence failure at Pearl Harbor and yet riddled with fears that such an organization might morph into an American Gestapo
Lyndon B. Johnson's Vietnam papers : a documentary collection by Lyndon B Johnson( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The making of US foreign policy by John Dumbrell( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fully revised and updated, this new edition analyses the relationship between the process and substance of US foreign policy since the mid 1960s
Advise and dissent : an organizational analysis of the evolution of Lyndon Johnson's Vietnam advisory system, 1965-1968 by David M Barrett( )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bay of Pigs operation by Jack Pfeiffer( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third volume of a top secret history of the 1961 Bay of Pigs intervention in Cuba, written by CIA historian Jack Pfeiffer during the 1970s
Final report of the independent counsel in re: Henry G. Cisneros by David M Barrett( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
David M. Barrett research files by David M Barrett( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The David M. Barrett Research Files are materials collected and produced by Barrett while researching and writing his book The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story from Truman to Kennedy (University Press of Kansas, 2005). The files consist primarily of copies of documents (such as correspondence, memos, telegraphs, congressional records, news clippings, statements and releases, budget information, and reports) from other archival repositories, historical studies, and researcher notes
The CIA & Congress the untold story from Truman to Kennedy by David M Barrett( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[This volume] provides a ... perspective for current debates in Congress and beyond concerning the agency's recent failures and ultimate fate. In our post-9/11 era, it shows that anxieties over the challenges to democracy posed by our intelligence communities have been with us from the very beginning. -Dust jacket
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