CCA I: U.S. Intelligence: History and Controversies

October 1-4, 2023

Intelligence gathering has been an essential part of U.S. defense and foreign policy since the American Revolution. There has always been a tension between the secrecy involved in intelligence gathering and the openness required for the people to remain sovereign as our Constitution requires. This tension intensified during the Cold War and has reached new highs since the expansion and increased power of the intelligence state following 9/11. This first CCA of the 2023-2024 academic year will consider the history, importance, use, and misuse of U.S. intelligence.

The Rise and Fall of the CIA

Sam Faddis
Author, Beyond Repair: The Decline And Fall Of The CIA
Oct 4, 2023