Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

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Simon and Schuster, 9 dic 2008 - 320 pagine
Richard Clarke has been one of America's foremost experts on counterterrorism measures for more than two decades. He has served under four presidents from both parties, beginning in Ronald Reagan's State Department becoming America's first Counter-terrorism Czar under Bill Clinton and remaining for the first two years of George W. Bush's administration. He has seen every piece of intelligence on Al-Qaeda from the beginning; he was in the Situation Room on September 11th and he knows exactly what has taken place under the United State's new Department of Homeland Security. Through gripping, thriller-like scenes, he tells the full story for the first time and explains what the Bush Administration are doing.

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This is a very interesting and compelling account of Clark's experiences in counter-terrorism in the decade or so leading up to 9-11. Clark's main point is that U.S. leadership was slow to wake up to ... Leggi recensione completa

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Now long outdated, this was a useful guide to the politics and conflicting priorities that plagued our foreign affairs and national security community in dealing with the thread of terrorism. Leggi recensione completa

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Foreword to the Paperback Edition
Evacuate the white House
Stumbling into the Islamic World
Unfinished Mission Unintended Consequences
Terror Returns 1199319961
The Almost War 1996
Al Qaeda Revealed
Millennium Alert
Before and After September 11
Right War wrong
Excerpts from Public Testimony to the 911 Commission Delivered by Richard Clarke on March 24 2004
Excerpts from the 911 Commission Report

Beginning Homeland Protection

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Richard A. Clarke is an American, born in 1951. He worked in national security for thirty years. He served under presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He has served as a consultant for ABC News, and taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Currently he is the CEO of a cyber-security consulting firm. He is also an author. His fiction books include The Scorpion's Gate, Breakpoint, Sting of the Drone, and Pinnacle Event. His nonfiction books include Your Government Failed You, Against All Enemies, Cyber War (with Robert K. Knake), and The NSA Report (with Michael J. Morell, Geoffrey R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein, and Peter Swire), Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes (with R. P. Eddy).

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