Getting To Know The President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates and Presidents-Elect 1952-2010 Third Edition

Getting To Know The President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates and Presidents-Elect 1952-2010 Third Edition
Title:
Getting To Know The President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates and Presidents-Elect 1952-2010 Third Edition
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9781929667321
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This third edition of Getting To Know the President by John Helgerson makes a singular contribution to the literature of intelligence by describing this important process of information sharing between the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Chief Executive, the President of the United States, starting as a presidential candidate. Since 1952, the CIA, and now the Intelligence Community as a whole, has provided presidential candidates and presidents-elect with intelligence briefings during their campaigns and transitions. These briefings have helped presidents be as well informed as possible on international developments from the day they take office.

First published in 1996 and now revised and updated to include accounts of intelligence support to candidates and presidents-elect in the five elections between then and 2012, Helgerson’s study provides unique insights into the mechanics and content of the briefings, the interaction of the participants, and the briefings’ effect on the relationships presidents have had with their intelligence services. His observations on how and what to brief during the campaign and transition periods are essential reading for members of the community charged with that responsibility in the future and seeking to learn from the best practices of their predecessors.

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Table of Contents

Foreword  xi

Foreword to the first edition  xiii

Preface   xviii

Introduction   1

Chapter 1: Truman and Eisnhower - Launching the Process   5

Chapter 2.: Into Politics with Kennedy and Johnson   29

Chapter 3: Nixon and Ford   - Uneven Access 65

Chapter 4: In-Depth Discussions with Carter  93

Chapter 5: Reagan and Bush - A Study in Contrasts   121

Chapter 6: Briefing Governor Clinton in Little Rock   143

Chapter 7: George W. Bush - Demanding Consumer   165

Chaptter 8: Barack Obama - A Careful Reader   195

Afterword - Concluding Observations   231

Index: 251

 

Audience

The observations in this book on how and what to brief during the campaign and transition periods are essential reading for members of the Intelligence Community charged with that responsibility in the future.

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Publisher:
Central Intelligence Agency(CIA), Center for the Study of Intelligence(CSI)
Author:
  • Helgerson, John L.
Key Phrases:
  • Presidential Candidates
  • President
  • Intelligence History
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1.3125
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Record Creation Date:
11/05/2019
Last Status Update:
11/14/2019
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