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Author Clapper, James R. (James Robert), 1941- author.

Title Facts and fears : hard truths from a life in intelligence / James R. Clapper with Trey Brown.

Publication Info. New York : Viking, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  327.1273 CLAPPER    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY CLAPPER    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  B CLAPPER    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  327.1273 CLAPPER    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY CLAPPER    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  327.1273 CLA    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B CLAPPER JAMES C    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  327.1273 CLA    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  327.127 CLA    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO CLAPPER    Check Shelf

Description 424 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary The former Director of National Intelligence and senior advisor to Barack Obama traces his five-decade career, detailing his relationships with multiple presidents, his efforts to make intelligence more transparent, and his decision to step down in January 2017.
"When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth United States director of national intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama's senior intelligence adviser for six and a half years, longer than his three predecessors combined. He led the U.S. intelligence community through a period that included the raid on Osama bin Laden, the Benghazi attack, the leaks of Edward Snowden, and Russia's influence operation during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. In Facts and Fears, Clapper traces his career through the growing threat of cyberattacks, his relationships with presidents and Congress, and the truth about Russia's role in the presidential election. He describes, in the wake of Snowden and WikiLeaks, his efforts to make intelligence more transparent and to push back against the suspicion that Americans' private lives are subject to surveillance. Finally, it was living through Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and seeing how the foundations of American democracy were--and continue to be--undermined by a foreign power that led him to break with his instincts honed through more than five decades in the intelligence profession to share his inside experience. Clapper considers such controversial questions as, Is intelligence ethical? Is it moral to intercept communications or to photograph closed societies from orbit? What are the limits of what we should be allowed to do? What protections should we give to the private citizens of the world, not to mention our fellow Americans? Are there times when intelligence officers can lose credibility as unbiased reporters of hard truths by inserting themselves into policy decisions? Facts and Fears offers a privileged look inside the U.S. intelligence community and, with the frankness and professionalism for which James Clapper is known, addresses some of the most difficult challenges in our nation's history."-- Publisher's description.
Subject Clapper, James R. (James Robert), 1941-
United States. Office of the Director of National Intelligence -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Obama, Barack -- Friends and associates.
Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography.
Intelligence service -- United States.
National security -- United States.
Genre/Form Nonfiction.
Added Author Brown, Trey, author.
ISBN 9780525558644 (hardcover)
0525558640 (hardcover)
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