Admiral Turner, director of central intelligence in the Carter administration, reviews the American response to a great variety of sub-war hostile acts from 1968 to the mid-1980s. The group of chapters on the seizure of the American embassy in Teheran is especially valuable and provides new details. Admiral Turner argues for caution but not necessarily abstinence in using military force, flexibility in making "deals," patience in applying economic sanctions, and recourse to legal options.
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