A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies
In A Pretext for War, acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security Agency–draws on his unparalleled access to top intelligence sources to produce a devastating expos? of the intelligence community and the Bush administration.
A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure to detect or prevent the 9/11 attacks, and details the Bush administration’s subsequent misuse of intelligence to sell preemptive war to the American people. Filled with unprecedented new revelations, from the sites of “undisclosed locations” to the actual sources of America’s Middle East policy, A Pretext for War is essential reading for anyone concerned about the security of the United States.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - epersonae - LibraryThing
Read as a book on disc, so not experienced quite as deeply as actually reading. And, honestly, lots that I already knew. But part 1's depiction of the events of 9/11 is quite compelling and detailed. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SLuce - LibraryThing
A review of the role of the CIA and other people as to the rationale for the war on Iraq. Good read and overview of how WMD's were pushed as the cause of the start of the war. Read full review