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The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War

Loch K. Johnson


The Aspin-Brown Commission of 1995–1996, led by former U.S. Defense Secretaries Les Aspin and Harold Brown, was a landmark inquiry into the activities of America's secret agencies. The purpose of the commission was to help the Central Intelligence Agency and other organizations in the U.S. intelligence community adapt to the quite different world that had emerged after the end of the Cold War in 1991. This book offers an insider's account of this inquiry. Based on a close sifting of government documents and media reports, interviews with participants, and, above all, eyewitness impressions, th ... More

Keywords: secret agencies, Aspin-Brown Commission, Les Aspin, Harold Brown, Central Intelligence Agency, Cold War, Iraq, weapons of mass destruction, A Season of Inquiry, intelligence community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199737178
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737178.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Loch K. Johnson, author
University of Georgia