The Great War of Our Time

The Great War of Our Time

The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism ; From Al Qa'ida to ISIS

eBook - 2015
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New York Times Bestseller Like See No Evil and At the Center of the Storm, this is a vivid and gripping account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life of secrets, and a war in the shadows. Called the "Bob Gates of his generation" by Politico, Michael Morell was a top CIA officer who played a critical role in the most important counterterrorism events of the past two decades. Morell was by President Bush's side on 9/11/01 when terrorists struck America and in the White House Situation Room advising President Obama on 5/1/11 when America struck back-killing Usama bin Ladin. From the subway bombings in London to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Morell always seemed to find himself on the cusp of history.
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9781455531639
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Mitzi352
Dec 13, 2015

After many pages building up the tension of CIA/Obama's decision and manner of storming Bin Ladin's compound, the author opts to skip relating anything about how it was done because it has already been covered by the media. Really!!? The most riveting part of the book and let's just skip it?!!

Also why doesn't he call it THE Cia instead of referring it throughout as simply CIA.

Book could have used some serious proofing. Many words were dropped, but not enough to make the text unintelligible.

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RobertBoucher
Jul 02, 2015

In my opinion this book is very well written and quite informative. A must read

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gloriajoperry
Jun 08, 2015

This book is awesome. Plan to add it to my home library.

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StarGladiator
May 18, 2015

I challenge anyone to read the following three government documents and compare to Morell's drivel:
A Review of the FBI's Handling of Intelligence Information Related to the September 11 Attacks [dated 2004, DOJ/IG], and The Intelligence Community's [CIA] Knowledge of the September 11 Hijackers Prior to Sept. 11, 2001 [dated 2002, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence] and the Senate summary on the report on CIA torture.
You [CIA] know that the perpetrators responsible for the African embassy bombings, and the attack on the USS Cole are now taking flying lessons in the USA, and you do nothing!?!?!?!?!? Meanwhile, FBI agents are reporting that //it's like they're training to fly into the World Trade Center \\ and these reports are passed on to you!!!!!!!

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