Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein

Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein

by John Nixon


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ISBN-13: 9780399575815
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 684,732
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John Nixon was a senior leadership analyst with the CIA from 1998 to 2011. He did several tours in Iraq and was recognized by a number of federal agencies for his contribution to the war effort. During his time with the CIA, Nixon regularly wrote for, and briefed, the most senior levels of the US government.  He also taught leadership analysis to the new generation of analysts coming into the CIA at the Sherman Kent School, the Agency’s in-house analytic training center. Since leaving the Agency in 2011, Nixon has worked as an international risk consultant in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  He lives in Alexandria, Virginia. This is his first book.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Unfinished Business 1

1 "Holy Shit, It's Saddam!" 11

2 "Dare To Be Right" 29

3 Destination Baghdad 43

4 Winging It 63

5 Getting Under Saddam's Fingernails 77

6 The Persian Menace 91

7 Turbans In Politics 107

8 Death to Shiites and Zionists 125

9 Saddam Blows his Top 145

10 Deep Dive In The Oval Office 159

11 Crosswise with the President 173

12 In The Shadow Of His Father 187

13 The First Draft Of History 201

14 Leaving With Regrets 217

Epilogue: A Hanging in the Middle of the Night 231

Acknowledgments 235

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Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Brodk More than 1 year ago
Good, but... There is a lot of useful information about what was learned from interrogating Saddam Hussein; unfortunately, it is all in the introduction. The remainder of the book is filler. Admittedly, REALLY good stuff here, but when you have finished the introduction you need read no further. The rest is tedium.