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. In A Pretext for War, acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security. A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure to Acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle.
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Feb 09, Minutes. Unfortunately the notes stop with the very page this source is first referenced, the last note relating to an unrelated quip made by Secretary Powell, presented a couple of paragraphs before this super-important anonymous is first referenced. Note that none of these items would appear suspicious to airport security or jqmes up on an x-ray.
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The Killing of Osama Bin Laden. So why does Bamford spend so many pages recounting it? Bamford is excellent on intelligence activities and the tracing wr Al Qaeda’s tranformation of being an ally of the U. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Under some the main problem was not providing the funds and leadership.
View all 13 comments. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I was particularly impressed with his discussion of how intelligence is shared among countries, and what factors are at play in such sharing.
Jul 08, Jordan rated it it was ok. This information, a preview of the attack, was either lost or disregarded in one of the intelligence failures that Bamford delineates in a most interesting book.
A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies by James Bamford
I appreciate Mr Ajmes work and have read several of his other books over the years. One notable remark by an unidentified figure in the CIA exclaimed to his employees that if the President wanted a war, then their jobs were to produce the justification and reasons. This book discusses the abuse of intelligence by recent administrations. Gives you the personalities and the currents of thought in a fast, exciting format. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I think any weak-sauce notions we can extract and call victories out of that quagmire are or will be proven out to be Pyrrhic for our nation, in time.
The ends we’ve wound up with are hardly the shining embodiments of some American ideal on freedom and justice or even security for our nation which we’d imagined before boots hit the ground. I retraced my way through the text after encountering a few of these interview notes. Nothing in this book did I dislike. Ships from and sold by Amazon. This source is also anonymous, called out only in the body text as, “a senior official closely associated with the event”.
Bush, Rumsfeld and Blair have a lot to answer for. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. So the three accomplices set out to convince the world that Iraq had or was about to start producing weapons of mass destruction. The Rendon Grouppaid handsomely by the Bush Administration, was also allegedly involved in liberally spreading propaganda to the American public to persuade people into believing that Iraq was an imminent threat.
Since then the whole thing has been shown to be a fabrication. Perhaps he felt inferior to Margaret Thatcher since she had her war to fight.
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The overall effect is not reassuring as evidence is provided that shows intelligence manufactured to support a policy and how Congress is routinely bypassed. This is the best book on pre-Iraq war Washington. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He presents mucho specificity in support of the fact that the Iraq was had little or nothing to do with the rationales for war presented by the administration. The pretect is more sinister. One of the most important sources for tying the whole case together is saved for the end of the final chapter, when Secretary of State Colin Powell is working on and then presenting the administration’s best case for going to war with Iraq to the UN Security Council.
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