The Terrorist Watch: Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack

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Drawing on unprecedented access to FBI and CIA counterterrorism operatives, New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler presents the chilling story of terrorists' relentless efforts to mount another devastating attack on the United States and of the heroic efforts being made to stop those plots.
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Overview

Drawing on unprecedented access to FBI and CIA counterterrorism operatives, New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler presents the chilling story of terrorists' relentless efforts to mount another devastating attack on the United States and of the heroic efforts being made to stop those plots.
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“A powerful and brave book. Kessler makes it clear that if we win this war, it will be because of the FBI and CIA professionals who have protected America since 9/11. If we lose the war, it will be because of distortions by the mainstream media, those who leak operational secrets to them, and politicians who undermine those who are trying to protect us.”
—R. James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence

“Ronald Kessler vividly tells the important story of the extraordinary efforts of those Americans who stand on guard protecting our nation in the war against Islamist extremism.”
—Senator Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

“Ron Kessler is unique in his ability and willingness to tell the unvarnished truth about what it will take to protect America from the next major terrorist attack. This is a book which every informed and responsible American should read.”
—Robert Grenier, former director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center

“Ron Kessler destroys myths about the war on terror and provides an unprecedented inside look at how the FBI and CIA go about the tough task of defeating terrorism and preserving our freedom.”
—William H. Webster, former director of Central Intelligence and former director of the FBI

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307382146
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 231,848
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Kessler

Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including A Matter of Character, Inside the White House, and The CIA at War.

Alan Sklar is the winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a multiple finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by AudioFile magazine, his work has twice earned him a Booklist Editors' Choice Award, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by ForeWord magazine.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 "We're at War" 7

2 Double Whammy 11

3 "The Wall" 19

4 Cross-Examining Agents 24

5 Risk Aversion 29

6 Pocket Litter 35

7 Second Wave 42

8 Ksm 51

9 Stirring Up Librarians 61

10 "Spying on Americans" 72

11 Eavesdropping on Bin Laden 82

12 The Terrorist Mind-Set 93

13 An American M15 100

14 Dumb Cops 107

15 "You Okay, Dad?" 115

16 Leaks 127

17 An Assassination Attempt 140

18 Saddam's Friend 144

19 Threat Matrix 160

20 Neutralizing Bin Laden 172

21 Preempt, Disrupt, Defeat 181

22 Dr. Strangelove 190

23 On the Hunt 196

24 Countering Spin 206

25 10,000 Threats 215

26 Pulling off a Nuclear Attack 221

27 The Ceo of the War on Terror 227

Acknowledgments 247

Index 249

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2007

    Revealing to say the least.

    This book is a real eye-opener, taking us from the totally gutted intellegence agencies of the 90's to the highly effective units they have become. I found it especially interesting where Kessler pulled back the curtain on todays media. This is must reading for people on all sides of the political spectrum. You will learn something if you read with an open mind.

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