The Great War of Our Time

The Great War of Our Time : The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From Al Qa'ida to Isis

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Called the "Bob Gates of his generation" by Politico, Michael Morell was a top CIA officer who played a critical role in the most important counterterrorism events of the past two decades. Morell was by President Bush's side on 9/11/01 when terrorists struck America and in the White House Situation Room advising President Obama on 5/1/11 when America struck back--killing Osama bin Ladin. A superb intelligence analyst and briefer, Morell uses his talents to offer an unblinking and insightful assessment ofCIA's counterterrorism successes and failures of the past twenty years and, perhaps most important, shows listeners that the threat of terrorism did not die with Bin Ladin in Abbottabad. Morell illuminates new, growing threats from terrorist groups that,if unaddressed, could leave the country vulnerable to attacks that would dwarf 9/11 in magnitude. He writes of secret, back-channel negotiations he conducted with foreign spymasters and regime leaders in a desperate attempt to secure a peaceful outcome to unrest launched during the Arab Spring. Morell describes how efforts to throw off the shackles of oppression have too often resulted in broken nation states unable or unwilling to join the fight against terrorism. Along the way Morell provides intimate portraits of the leadership styles of figures ranging from presidents Bush and Obama, CIA directors Tenet, Goss, Hayden, Petraeus, Panetta, and Brennan, and a host of others.
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  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1478906863
  • 9781478906865

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