Traces our country's long history of covert and special operations, focusing on the similarities and differences in the practice from the Revolutionary War to the present. * References literature supporting both sides of the special and covert operations debate * Explains how covert operations is used as a tool of American foreign policy * Examines the changes in covert operations since the attacks of September 11, 2001
J. Ransom Clark, JD, served 25 years with the Central Intelligence Agency, including assignments in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Washington, DC; and 15 years as faculty member and administrator at Muskingum University. His published work includes Praeger's Intelligence and National Security: A Reference Handbook.