"Eyeball To Eyeball" by Dino A Brugioni
Critical review of work on behind-the-scenes intelligence-gathering & policy formation of President Kennedy in 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
# 11519 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1996 |
Published on May 19, 2003 in International Relations (Cold War) , English (Analysis) , Latin-American Studies (Socialist/Marxist/Communist Movements)
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From the Paper:"Dino A. Brugioni, in Eyeball to Eyeball: The Inside Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, presents a fascinating and detailed account of the generally successful American policy in the 1962 confrontation with the Soviet Union over the Soviet effort to place nuclear missiles in Cuba. His work is invaluable as a sourcebook for understanding the behind-the-scenes formation of that policy, particularly with respect to the intelligence operations involved. As an insider in the photographic realm upon which President Kennedy relied so heavily for his policy, Brugioni was privy to matters of vital importance to any understanding of that crisis. If there is any reasonable criticism of Brugioni's work, it must focus on his blatant biases favoring the intelligence community, and on his failure to recognize the larger issues of foreign policy. In other words..."
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