The CIA and Congress: The Untold Story
From Truman to Kennedy my new book being published September 1, 2005.
“A rich and fabulous story…”--Thomas Powers
“Truly groundbreaking…” --Louis Fisher Click here for
To learn about the de-classified CIA
internal history, The Official History of the Bay
of Pigs Operation, vol. 3: Evolution of CIA’s
Anti-Castro Policies, 1951-January 1961,
Archival research and theoretical analyses of
Presidents, Congress, and national security policies, especially related to
(a) Congressional oversight of intelligence agencies, especially from 1947 through the
(b) President Lyndon Johnson and the Vietnam War
Research support grants from the Rockefeller
Foundation, the American Political Science Association, the Dirksen
Congressional Center, the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation, and Villanova's Office of Research
and Sponsored Projects.
Book: The CIA and Congress: The Untold
Story from Truman to Kennedy (forthcoming, 2005, University Press of
Book: Lyndon B. Johnson's Vietnam Papers: A Documentary Collection, (1997, Texas
A & M University Press). An edited collection of 600 previously classified documents,
including notes of White House meetings, transcripts and notes of phone calls, diary
entries, etc., which give an intimate look at LBJ's White House deliberations. Most of
these documents have not been previously published in any book.
sample documents. Comments from pre-publication reviews: "It will prove an
invaluable aid to anyone who has a research interest in America's involvement in
Vietnam...anyone with more than a passing interest in Vietnam will find it a useful
addition to his or her library. It will be a must-have item for all graduate,
undergraduate, and public libraries." "Offers a highly useful collection of
materials which closes many of the gaps in the Pentagon Papers. It will make good
reading on its own, and is likely to have considerable use in history and political
Journal article: "Glimpses of a Hidden History: Senator Richard Russell,
Congress, and Oversight of the CIA," The International Journal of Intelligence
and Counterintelligence, vol. 11, no. 3, Fall 1998, pp. 271-298. Focusing on the
Eisenhower era, this is a shorter, but more up-to-date version of the above paper.
Book: Uncertain Warriors: Lyndon Johnson and His Vietnam Advisers, (Univ. Press
of Kansas, 1993). $35. Published in paperback, 1994. $12.95 ISBN: 0-7006-0612-2
(cloth), 0-7006-0631-9 paper.
Read what reviewers had to
say about this publication.
Book chapters in: John Dumbrell, The Making of U.S. Foreign Policy (Manchester
University Press and St. Martin's Press, 1990: rev. edition, 1997) and Harold Relyea, ed.,
The Executive Office of the President, 1997, Greenwood Press.
Co-authored article, "The Senate Judiciary Committee and Supreme Court
Nominees," The Journal of Politics (August 1994).