Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State (Enhanced Edition)

Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State (Enhanced Edition)

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by Dana Priest, William M. Arkin
     
 

The top-secret world that the government created in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has become so enormous, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs or exactly how many agencies duplicate work being done elsewhere. The result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe may be

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The top-secret world that the government created in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has become so enormous, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs or exactly how many agencies duplicate work being done elsewhere. The result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe may be putting us in greater danger. In TOP SECRET AMERICA, award-winning reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin uncover the enormous size, shape, mission, and consequences of this invisible universe of over 1,300 government facilities in every state in America; nearly 2,000 outside companies used as contractors; and more than 850,000 people granted "Top Secret" security clearance. A landmark exposé of a new, secret "Fourth Branch" of American government, TOP SECRET AMERICA is a tour de force of investigative reporting-and a book sure to spark national and international alarm.

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"The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorists attacks of September 11th, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it consists, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work." With those words, award-winning Washington Post reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin began a two-year study of the invisible universe that government overseers have haphazardly concocted to neutralize real and imagined threats to our country. This breakthrough expose lifts the lid on the meteoric rise of a national security state.

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ISBN-13:
9780316198783
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
258,072
File size:
212 MB
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Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
DakotaFella More than 1 year ago
I give it five stars for readablity. However, anyone who has been paying attention to what our government (regardless of which party is in the Oval) has been doing since the end of World War II will not be surprised.Everything discussed in the book is available through open sources, granted it takes some digging to put it all together. That is what makes the book good, the authors do a nice job of bringing it all together. Again, at least for me, there weren't so many "AHA" or "WHOA" moments as there were "I knew it!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although the book is excellent, I was disappointed that the graphics cannot be seen on my IPAD. The book is overpriced, especially if the graphics are not available.
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halhal More than 1 year ago
Press the preorder and the price is shown. You are not purchasing it until you press the next preorder button.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seeeu fox.
Ross Jackson More than 1 year ago
Read all the below and I wouldn't click on the preorder button either and get stuck with a book that could of been over priced. All other books have the price on the same screen. Why do you make something so simple so goofy?
Rebecca Brocious More than 1 year ago
How much is the book