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The President's book of secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents from Kennedy to Obama

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"Every day, a member of the CIA presents to the President a report detailing the most sensitive activities and analysis of world events. These can range from the behavior of America's allies to the maneuvering of its adversaries, from imminent dangers to long-term strategic opportunities, and are often based on the words of highly placed sources or the interceptions of astonishingly nimble technologies. This report-- for the President's eyes only-- forms the basis of the President's assessment of US intelligence and strength. The story of the President's Daily Brief-- the PDB, in the jargon-- is a window into the character of each president and his administration, and the degree to which his worldview and policy was shaped by the information from the security services"--
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Intelligence service -- United States -- History
National security -- United States
Presidents -- United States -- History
United States -- Foreign relations
United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency -- History
title_displayThe President's book of secrets : the untold story of intelligence briefings to America's presidents, from Kennedy to Obama
title_fullThe President's Book of Secrets The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents from Kennedy to Obama
The President's book of secrets : the untold story of intelligence briefings to America's presidents, from Kennedy to Obama / David Priess
The President's book of secrets [eBook] : the untold story of intelligence briefings to America's presidents, from Kennedy to Obama / David Priess
title_shortThe President's book of secrets
title_subThe Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents from Kennedy to Obama
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History
Intelligence service
National security
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Politics
Presidents