America's Secret War: Inside The Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between The United States And Its Enemies

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Broadway Books, 2004 - Political Science - 362 pages
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THE STARTLING TRUTH BEHIND AMERICA'S FOREIGN POLICY AND WAR EFFORT IN AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, AND BEYOND--FROM THE FOUNDER OF THE COMPANY DUBBED BY "BARRON'S AS "THE SHADOW CIA"

Dubbed by "Barron's as "The Shadow CIA," George Friedman's global intelligence company, Stratfor, has provided analysis to Fortune 500 companies, news outlets, and even the U.S. government. Now Friedman delivers the geopolitical story that the mainstream media has been unable to uncover -- the startling truth behind America's foreign policy and war effort in Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond.
Stratfor, one of the world's most respected private global intelligence firms, has an unmatched ability to provide clear perspective on the current geopolitical map. In AMERICA'S SECRET WAR, George Friedman identifies the United States' most dangerous enemies, delves into presidential strategies of the last quarter century, and reveals the real reasons behind the attack of 9/11--and the Bush administration's motivation for the war in Iraq. It describes in eye-opening detail America's covert and overt efforts in the global war against terrorism: Not only are U.S. armies in combat on every continent, but since 9/11 the intelligence services of dozens of nations have been operating in close partnership with the CIA.
Drawing on Stratfor's vast information-gathering network, Friedman presents an insightful picture of today's world that goes far beyond what is reported on television and in other news media.
Al Qaeda's war plans and how they led to 9/11
The threat of a suitcase nuclear bomb in New York and how that changed the course of the war.
The deal the U.S. made with Russia and Iran which made the invasion ofAfghanistan possible - and how those deals affect the United States today.
How fear and suspicion of the Saudis after 9-11 tore apart the Bush-Saudi relationship and why Saudi Arabia's closest friends in the administration became the Saudi's worst enemies.
The real reasons behind George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq and how WMD became the cover for a much deeper game.
How the CIA miscalculated about Saddam Hussein's and Iran's real plans, leaving the U.S. bogged down in the war.
How the war in Iraq began with a ruse, pretending that a "target of opportunity" attack on Saddam Hussein had presented itself.
The real story about why the U.S. raises and lowers its alert status and why the United States can't find and destroy al Qaeda.
The strategic successes that are slowly leading the United States to victory
AMERICA'S SECRET WAR is an unprecedented look at the new world war being waged behind-the-scenes today. It is sure to stir debate and capture headlines around the world.

  

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Review: America's Secret War: Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between the United States and Its Enemies

User Review  - Terry Cornell - Goodreads

Analysis of US involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq post 9-11. Written in 2004, lists the real reasons the US invaded Iraq, and what our government's agenda was. The book does not take partisan sides ... Read full review

Review: America's Secret War: Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between the United States and Its Enemies

User Review  - Donna Kubiak - Goodreads

This provided an interesting new dimension to what is happening in our war on terror. I would have liked the book much more if it wasn't ten years old. It was very interesting nevertheless!!! Read full review

Contents

Prologue l
1
Tora Bora and Nuclear Nightmares
190
and Iraq
133
I2 The Iraq Campaign 287
187
I3 The Great Reversal 315
214
War in the Balance
331
Afteru0rd
341
Index 349
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GEORGE FRIEDMAN is the founder and chairman of Stratfor, the leading private intelligence company. Friedman is the author of four books and numerous articles on national security, warfare, and the intelligence business. A nationally recognized expert on intelligence and international geopolitics, he has appeared on all the major television networks and has been featured, along with Stratfor, in such national publications as Time, Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times Magazine.

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