At the Center of the Storm The CIA During America's Time of Crisis

ISBN-10: 0061147796
ISBN-13: 9780061147791
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782

"At the Center of the Storm" is a revealing look at the inner workings of the most important intelligence organization in the world during the most challenging times in recent history. Based on his unparalleled access to both the highest echelons of government and raw intelligence from the field, former CIA Director George Tenet's candid and gripping memoir disentangles the interlocking events that led to 9/11 and offers eye-opening new information on the deliberations and strategies that culminated in the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Through it all, Tenet paints an unflinching self-portrait of a man caught between the warring forces of the administration's decision-making process and his own conscience.

George Tenet was the Director of Central Intelligence from 1997 to 2004. He holds a BSFS from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an MIA from the School of International Affairs at Columbia University. He was appointed to the faculty of Georgetown University in 2004 and lives outside Washington, D.C., with his wife, author Stephanie Glakas-Tenet, and their son.

Principal Characters
Preface
The Towpath
The Burning Platform
Shot Out of a Cannon
Waging Peace
Beyond Wye
Arafat
Gathering Storm
"They're Coming Here"
9/11
"We're at War"
Missed Opportunities
Into the Sanctuary
Threat Matrix
They Want to Change History
The Merchant of Death and the Colonel
Casus Belli
"The One Issue That Everyone Could Agree On"
No Authority, Direction, or Control
Slam Dunk
Taking "the Case" Public
Diplomacy by Other Means
The Hunt for WMD
Mission Not Accomplished
Sixteen Words
Going
Afterword
Postscript
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index

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