William Daugherty's Executive Secrets: Covert Action And The Presidency

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Before he was an Associate Professor of Government at Armstrong Atlantic State University, William Daugherty was a CIA Officer, one that was a hostage in Iran for 444 days (Washington Post 2006). His 2004 book, Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency draws on his authority as a former CIA Officer involved in arguably the most infamous American covert action and as an American government professor. The book details the development and execution of covert actions with evaluations, and the Presidency’s aspect of the book deals directly with executive oversight. Daugherty refutes the claims that the CIA is conducting covert actions on its own, assuring that every President since its inception has utilized covert action programs

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