Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to Al-Qaeda
This updated edition contains new analysis on the situation in Iraq and the war against terrorism.
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No one outside the intelligence services knows more about their culture than Thomas Powers. In this book he tells stories of shadowy successes, ghastly failures, and, more often, gripping uncertainties. They range from the CIA's long cold war struggle with its Russian adversary to debates about the use of secret intelligence in a democratic society, and urgent contemporary issues such as whether the CIA and the FBI can defend America against terrorism.
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Review: Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to Al-QaedaUser Review - Lillian - Goodreads
This book gave me a skipping, skimming sort of overview of significant events for the CIA, FBI, and other intelligence organizations since World War II. I learned some things, but by golly it was a slow read. Read full review
Review: Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to Al-QaedaUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
Basically just nationalist cheerleading presented as critical investigation. Glosses over nearly all of the major illegal, treasonous crimes committed by the agency that ushered in the violent death ... Read full review
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The Conspiracy That Failed
Phantom Spies at Los Alamos
The Plot Thickens
The Riddle Inside the Enigma
The Bloodless War
Soviet Intentions and Capabilities
The Ears of America
Notes from Underground 237
Doing the Right Thing 2 75
Last of the Cowboys 2
The Bottom Line
No Laughing Matter
Who Won the Cold War?
Saving the Shah
And After Weve Struck Cuba?
The Heart of the Story
The Mind of the Assassin
The Interesting One
Marilyn Was the Least of It