A Detailed Account of the Successes and Failures of US Intelligence During the Cold War

4 pages | 1040 words

"For the President's Eyes Only" by Andrew is a book that seeks to give an account of the successes and failures of US intelligence during the Cold War. The book is important as it gives a first-hand account of how different US presidents used intelligence agencies to further their foreign policy goals. Given that the Cold War was fought mainly through Proxy Wars and Ideological Competition, intelligence played a significant role in ensuring that the US emerged victorious. Although the book is fairly successful in achieving its goal, it does have some shortcomings which will be discussed later on.