book: Burn Before Reading

BurnBurn Before Reading by Stansfield Turner

A great history of DCIs (Directors of Central Intelligence — until last year, the person responsible to the President for intelligence and also running the CIA). Written by a former DCI under Carter, this is a very good account of the history of US intelligence from Roosevelt II to Bush II … and from an insider perspective. The essential thesis of the book is that the CIA, on a whole, has failed most Presidents … and that the role of the DCI should be strengthened (even beyond the current legislation).

And another bonus … it is available on Audible and i enjoyably listened to this.

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