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|Ch. 1||The Osama File||7|
|Ch. 2||The Loud Bang No One Heard||21|
|Ch. 3||The DIA: Death by Bureaucracy||39|
|Ch. 4||The PCIA - Politically Correct Intelligence Agency||53|
|Ch. 5||The FBI: The Decline of Domestic Intelligence||83|
|Ch. 6||Congress and Destructive Oversight||105|
|Ch. 7||Technical Spying||127|
|Conclusion: The Way Ahead||157|
|App. A: The Trace||171|
|App. B: The Evidence||215|
Posted March 6, 2003
Very academically developed unravelling of the breakdown of our security. Reveals Clintonian non-policy, where everything seems to be for sale ( or worse ), and the great-parcers can justify anything. This litany of betrayal is revealed, and exposed as the root cause of our present dilemna. A perfect humorous companion to 'BREAKDOWN...' is my flip-side recommend, Keshner's 'COCKPIT CONFESSIONS OF AN AIRLINE PILOT.' Don't be turned off by the title, it should go by 'Secret Jew Flys Muslims to Mecca/Medina.' Keshner exposes the core-rotteness of liberal (non)values, and shows us what the Muslim world is really all about ( my islam is holier than your islam ). What a funny book. The hot-fudge here is the Indonesian and middle-east flying, the whipped cream is the sex.... the great pokes to the Saudis is our cherry on top... my kinda Sundae.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 26, 2002
I found the book to be highly educating, for those who failed us. The in-action and pure laziness of the agencies in charge of anti terrorism comes as no surprise to me, what surprises me is how this book is so well put together to tell it like it is. We should put good authors as this in charge of the CIA. I recommend another good book about this topic,,,Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 25, 2002
It took a year after Sep. 11 for this book to be published. It details in great detail the failure of the CIA, FBI, Congress, and INS to do their job of protecting the country. Each chapter highlights the failure of one agency. There are dates, personalities, and good research. What is shocking is that America - the only superpower remaining after the end of the Cold War, could virtually be brought to its knees at least for a short time, by a group of exchange students with box cutters. The American taxpayer pays $ 30 billion in taxes for intelligence, and what do we get back for that money - bureacratic, 'turf' mentality, politically-correct appointments, fear, failure, and mediocrity. The author details how the true bureaucrats rise to the top of the CIA, FBI, and other agencies, while the true patriots are hung out to dry. Unlike in other countries, where on Sep. 12 the heads of the intelligence agencies would have been forced by honor, tradition, and decorum to turn in their resignations for their obvious failure, in America, we have this perverse tradition of not holding them accountable. And we are a superpower. I just hope that this book shocks enought people, so that we can in future have real security and intelligence, and not the dangerous bureaucracies only interested in political correctness and their own survival, which we have now.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 28, 2002
Like most Americans I was stunned by the events of 9/11 and could not comprehend how the intelligence community failed to stop the attacks. This book shows how the intelligence community was destroyed by the Clinton Administration and why we as a country must insist on changes within the intelligence agencies so that they can get back to the business of protecting this country. As a public administration student this book gave me great insights into the intelligence organizations and key events in the Clinton Administration that led to this horrific failure. Now when I visit the 9/11 table at Barns and Noble, see the faces of the people who died and their families, I know this could have been prevented. My only hope is that historian will remember this correctly and credit this failure to Janet Reno and Bill Clinton.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 13, 2002
This remarkable book chronicles the decline of the US intelligence gathering agencies, the effects of political correctness and the incompetence of the political leaders that resulted in the 9/11 catastrophy. It takes the reader through the chain of events and decisions from the 1970's to 2001, which when added together, allowed the terrorists to succeed in their surprise attacks on America.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 12, 2002
This book is very informative on September eleventh. It describes the actions of 9/11 in great detail. This is beyond a doubt a great book to read. I recommend this book to all people who are interested in what is going on with our government and also with what is happening and what has happend with the sad activities of September eleventh. Overall, this book is no matter what a great book to read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 28, 2002
Once again this great author does it. He provides the facts and the documents to prove it. Describing our intelligence system and how it has failed. This is a must read especially nearing the one year anniversary of this tragic event.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.