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Intelligence, Policy, and Politics: The DCI, the White House, and Congress

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Crafting an Intelligence Community : Papers of the First Four DCIs

Admiral Sidney W. Souers, General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter and General William Bedell Smith accepted President Harry S. Truman’s challenge to craft an intelligence organization.  Each man marked his tenure with his unique brand of leadership that provided his successor with the foundation needed for the next step toward the Central Intelligence Agency of today.

 The Crafting of an Intelligence Community collection of 800+ Agency documents along with 600 supplemental items shows the day-by-day activities, decisions, staff meetings and contacts that confronted each DCI.  They ran the gamut of choosing a secretary to responding to a Presidential question to an evening social event with various ambassadors and dignitaries.

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/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/Post DCI Career/1947-05-09.pdf

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/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/Post DCI Career/1948-02-17.pdf

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/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/Post DCI Career/1948-03-04.pdf

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/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/Post DCI Career/1948-04-30.pdf

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1948-04-30.pdf4.17 MB

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/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/Post DCI Career/1949-08-30.pdf

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/specialCollection/DCI/Vandenberg FOIA/Post DCI Career/1952-03-17.pdf

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1952-03-17b.pdf270.13 KB

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/specialCollection/dci_pt2/1946-05-07.pdf

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1946-05-07.pdf62.69 KB

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/specialCollection/dci_pt2/1946-05-08a.pdf

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/specialCollection/dci_pt2/1946-05-08b.pdf

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/specialCollection/dci_pt2/1946-05-09a.pdf

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