The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents from Kennedy to Obama

The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents from Kennedy to Obama

David Priess


each president has had a special and intricate courting with the intelligence neighborhood. whereas a few were coolly far away, even adverse, others have came across their intelligence businesses to be one of the most dear tools of coverage and power.

Since John F. Kennedy’s presidency, this courting has been distilled right into a custom-made day-by-day file: a brief precis of what the intelligence equipment considers the main an important details for the president to understand that day approximately international threats and possibilities. This top–secret record is named the President’s day-by-day short, or, inside nationwide protection circles, easily “the Book.” Presidents have spent anyplace from a number of moments (Richard Nixon) to a fit a part of their day (George W. Bush) fed on by way of its contents; a few (Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush) give some thought to it a ways and away an important rfile they observed regularly whereas commander in chief.

The info of so much PDBs are hugely categorised, and should stay so for a few years. however the procedure through which the intelligence group develops and provides the e-book is an engaging look at the operation of energy on the optimum degrees. David Priess, a former intelligence officer and day-by-day briefer, has interviewed each dwelling president and vice chairman in addition to multiple hundred others in detail concerned with the creation and supply of the president's booklet of secrets and techniques. He bargains an unparalleled window into the choice making of each president from Kennedy to Obama, with many character–rich tales printed the following for the 1st time.

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