Preventing Surprise Attacks debuts with book party, interviews, meetings in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 9, 2005

A book party to signal the debut of Preventing Surprise Attacks: Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11, by the Honorable Richard A. Posner, was held June 7 in Washington, D.C.

The Hoover Institution, which copublished the book with Rowman & Littlefield, sponsored the event at the Willard Hotel.

Judge Posner discussed highlights of the book and signed copies for guests.

Also on June 7, Posner met with the Washington Post's editorial board and the Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, was interviewed on the Voice of America, and discussed the book before an audience at Chapters: A Literary Bookstore.

In Preventing Surprise Attacks, Posner scrutinizes the new law governing United States intelligence—the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, points out its deficiencies, and offers recommendations to improve and correct it.

Posner sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago and is a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. He has authored nearly four dozen books and hundreds of articles on matters of public policy.

Preventing Surprise Attacks is part of a series of books edited by Hoover research fellows Peter Berkowitz and Tod Lindberg, and published in cooperation with the Hoover Institution.