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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316198783
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
516,980
File size:
212 MB
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