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    DescriptionA Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's riveting account of the CIA's transformation after 9/11 and the new American way of war The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place in the corners of the world where large armies can't go. The CIA, originally created as a Cold War espionage service, is now more than ever a paramilitary agency ordered by the White House to kill off America's enemies. In "The Way of the Knife," Pulitzer Prize-winning "New York Times "reporter Mark Mazzetti recounts the untold story of America's shadow war, one that blurred the lines between soldiers and spies and lowered the bar for waging war across the globe. This new approach--carried out by CIA operatives and special operations troops--has been embraced by Washington as a lower-risk and cost effective alternative to the messy wars of occupation, but as Mazzetti demonstrates in this revealing book, the way of the knife has created enemies just as it has killed them.


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    Title
    The Way of the Knife
    Subtitle
    The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Mazzetti
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 381
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143125013
    ISBN 10: 014312501X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: TTM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    BIC subject category V2: JP, GTB
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    Libri: USAA5066
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Libri: ENGM4900
    DC21: 356.160973
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: CIAA5000, GEHE4017, USAA5048
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 356.160973, 356/.160973
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL059000
    LC classification: UA23 .M19 2014
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    25 March 2014
    Author Information
    Mark Mazzetti is a national security correspondent for the "New York Times." He has received numerous awards, including the George Polk Award, and he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting. He lives in Washington, D.C.