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Current Intelligence: The CIA’s Top-secret Presidential Briefings

1 October 2023, 12.00pm

'Current Intelligence' book cover
'Current Intelligence' book cover
'Current Intelligence' book cover
1 October 2023, 12.00pm

Current Intelligence: The CIA’s Top-secret Presidential Briefings

Discover how briefings given daily by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to the US President reveal crucial and iconic histories of the American security services.
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The CIA’s Daily Presidential Briefs have covered some of the most important historical events in American and world history. Since the days of President Truman, the briefings have played a vital role in decision-making.

David Charlwood looks at famous events through a new lens, as he explores newly declassified CIA briefings and shows what successive presidents knew when making high-stakes decisions. David also reveals how the nuclear arms race, the Vietnam War and 9/11 might never have happened if presidents had read these briefs differently.

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Author and journalist David Charlwood has written for BBC History Magazine and been a contributing historian for the BBC and Channel 4 television. He has published four history books, including the acclaimed 1920: A Year of Global Turmoil.

David Charlwood
David Charlwood

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1 October 2023
12.00pm - 1.00pm
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