Current Controversies - Espionage and Intelligence Gathering (hardcover edition)

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9780737715811: Current Controversies - Espionage and Intelligence Gathering (hardcover edition)
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Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States has reevaluated its intelligence-gathering agencies and implemented new national security measures. Authors is this anthology examine the methods of intelligence gathering and their effectiveness, debate the threat to civil liberties, and explore the future of espionage and intelligence gathering.

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"This anthology includes essays that initially appeared in periodicals, newspapers, books, government documents, and public and private organizational publications...A balanced presentation for highly controversial views, the selections differ in style and polish; some are carefully reasoned, and others are emotionally charged. Three major sections explore the dimensions of the problem, its causes, and possible remedies. Pulling no punches, this title covers its subjects well. Useful for research, for reports, and for debates."
-- School Library Journal (November 2001) (School Library Journal 20011101)

"I have almost every series Greenhaven Press has published and love them all..These titles will be a gret resource for current events, history, and speech classes and debate teams. Highly Recommended."
--Library Media Connection (August/September 2004) (Library Media Connection 20040901)

"This wide-ranging entry in the Current Controversies series gives readers information for reports as well as for making personal choices. The writing is more intellectual than impassioned, and supporting evidence usually comes from respected sources that young readers will likely recognize and trust. Rich materials for many curricular disciplines."
-- Booklist (May 2002) (Booklist 20020501)

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Grade 10 Up–This book attempts to look at both sides of such issues as the importance of U.S. intelligence gathering abroad, how much leeway the government has under the Patriot Act, and if better intelligence and operations could have prevented 9/11. A few of the articles delve into the history of our numerous intelligence agencies and how earlier policy changes may have caused a breakdown in our communication abilities that could have exacerbated 9/11. For the most part, researchers with little background will find the material readable, but one can get quickly bogged down in the acronym soup inherent in this subject. This is a useful book because of its hard-hitting, current essays.–Lynn Evarts, Sauk Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac, WI
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