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Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions after 9/11 Saved American Lives

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Fast paced and inteligent

Reads like a tom clancy novel except its true! A must read!!!

posted by 4384449 on May 1, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Must read but should be read with Black Banners by Ali Soufan

This book covers much of the same material as The Black Banners by Ali Soufan but from the CIA perspective. This book is best read with the Black Banners. The two books sometimes supplement each other. They sometimes complement each other. They sometimes contradict each...
This book covers much of the same material as The Black Banners by Ali Soufan but from the CIA perspective. This book is best read with the Black Banners. The two books sometimes supplement each other. They sometimes complement each other. They sometimes contradict each other. Together they present a fuller and more accurate account of the war against Al Qaeda. What I found most interesting is the difference in viewpoints about what to do with the terrorists after you stop them. The FBI wants to convict and imprison them. The CIA seems to feel this is not their business. The result is the limbo of Guantanamo prison which is neither a civilian prison nor a POW camp but something of both.

posted by lgken on August 24, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Did not like

    Rodriquez spends the entire book blaming other people and defending what he had done. I thought it would give some great insight into the CIA and on second thought it may.

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