The author writes about a new way our government has begun to hunt terrorist, the predator drone. Contact Information Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: While the Agency worked closely with the intelligence agencies of Arab countries to snatch terrorists they missed the fact that the govts. Mark Mazzetti makes an important contribution to exploring the near-term consequences of one of these phenomena in The Way of the Knife, which dissects the massive shift in CIA priorities from the Clinton era to the Obama Administration.
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Definitely an interesting read shedding light on the Obama's admninistration's embrace of covert operations. Memos asked defense attaches to keep these deployments hidden from their bosses. It has caused the CIA, he continues, to become distracted from its singular role as producer of vital centralized intelligence.
I suspect I would have given it an additional star if I'd read it rather than listening to it via audiobook - the narrator was abysmal, with strange pronunciation and a mind-numbing style. Characters appear and disappear without much logic. Obama has only increased the drone operations after his re-election and the Pentagon's vague funding operations are only just beginning.
About this title Audio Format. By the end of the book, I think I understood the big picture of what the author was saying: And for that reason the information it contains needs to be publicised. Contact the Office of Inspector General. I think the chief reason was to learn exactly how little things have changed in the realm of secret wars during the Obama administration. At the heart of the book is the story of two proud and rival entities, the CIA and the American military, elbowing each other for supremacy.
The title should be at least 4 characters long. I would not recommend this book to inexperience readers that also have no knowledge of past events the US has had a hand in. Overall The Way of the Knife offers an excellent view to anybody interested in the secret goings-on in some of the most forgotten and dangerous places in the world. But effective war and international policy requires both so there has always been pressures on the DOD to collect intelligence and the CIA to operate paramilitary forces.
The CIA is particularly interested in information about imminent or planned terrorist attacks. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti
But as Mazzetti points out this type of knife fighting is not as surgical as some of its proponents think for it creates enemies just as it has obliterated them. The Way of the Knife is a dramatic spy novel. The Way of the Knife: May 24, Naeem rated it it was ok. Which authorities and protections ought to be available to the CIA instead of the military in carrying out actions abroad is a question we are bound to continue to discuss.
Again, the agencies have different legal frameworks. I found myself rereading the same passages because I just could not pay attention to all the words on the page, or completely understand what was going on at that point. For those unversed in the history of the CIA, there is some background.
This war was conducted by the CIA and other allying countries. But, really, he has no idea that through drones we have re-entered the world of colonialism.
It makes you look at some things with a different perspective. I would definitely recommend this book!
The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth
Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. In Mazzetti joined knjfe staff of the Los Angeles Times, and continued working with the Pentagon as a military affairs correspondent. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.
All of this said, I wish the book were better organized and structured, as it was easy to get lost in the blizzard wy acronyms and characters.
I heard about this book as I was watching Jon Stewart and I was interested in learning more.