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Covert Action: A Very American Dilemma   [open pdf - 608KB]

"In an American society that fundamentally adheres to democratic Ideals, covert action, by its nature creates a basic conflict. After first detailing why this is so, particularly for the United States, this paper will then examine the continuing consequences of the use of covert action on the United State, on our Image of ourselves as Americans, and on our role In the world. The more closely we look at these effects, the clearer it is that the use of covert action will continue to create conflicts between our Image of what we believe we should be and what we actually are. The depth of these conflicts and the mechanisms I devise to address them will, I believe, play an important part in deciding how we measure up to our Image of ourselves and, thereby, in how effective we are at reaching our fundamental goals."

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1999
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