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Global Santa Fe Book Club


Why Intelligence Fails by Robert Jervis, Tuesday July 11

The U.S. government spends enormous resources each year on the gathering and analysis of intelligence, yet the history of American foreign policy is littered with missteps and misunderstandings that have resulted from intelligence failures. In Why Intelligence Fails, Robert Jervis examines the politics and psychology of two of the more spectacular intelligence failures in recent memory: the mistaken belief that the regime of the Shah in Iran was secure and stable in 1978, and the claim that Iraq had active WMD programs in 2002. The Iran case is based on a recently declassified report Jervis was commissioned to undertake by the CIA thirty years ago and includes memoranda written by CIA officials in response to Jervis’s findings. 

The Book Club meets 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm MDT on the first Tuesday of each month at the Global Santa Fe Conference Room, 413 Grant Avenue, Suite D. Participants may also tune in by Zoom. The link for the Zoom meeting will be sent with the email reminder prior to the meeting. Light refreshments are served for in-person attendees. If you are not on the book club mailing list, but are interested in participating, please contact Randy Sword.

Please order your copy from Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee House today!


July 11, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm MDT
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