By Cynthia Grabo,Jan Goldman
Much of what Grabo wrote in her ebook turns out to seem in lots of of the varied fee experiences that emerged after the Sept. 11 assaults. despite the fact that, her booklet used to be written in line with the "surprise assault" of the Soviet Union's invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. in response to the writer, that occasion used to be no shock. And whereas analysts need to take a few of the blame for his or her failure to strenuously current their case that the probability was once actual and drawing close, what happened used to be a failure through policymakers to hear the caution intelligence stories that have been written on the time.
In those final chapters, Grabo discusses eventualities the place the USA might want to take motion, particularly describing Soviet signs of such motion. She additionally talks on the way to impact policymakers to take, or no longer take, motion in response to intelligence. After the Soviet Union fell, the govt. used to be hesitant to unencumber this information—especially contemplating what is going on with Putin this present day.
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