Hard Measures How Aggressive CIA Actions after 9/11 Saved American Lives

ISBN-10: 145166348X
ISBN-13: 9781451663488
Edition: 2012
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Description: TheNew York Timesbestselling memoir about the creation and implementation of the controversial Enhanced Interrogation Techniques by the former Chief Operations Officer for the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center.Puerto Rican-born Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr.,  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Threshold Editions
Publication date: 4/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

TheNew York Timesbestselling memoir about the creation and implementation of the controversial Enhanced Interrogation Techniques by the former Chief Operations Officer for the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center.Puerto Rican-born Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr., served the United States for twenty-five years as an undercover officer before bringing his wealth of field knowledge to the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. In his riveting and fascinating life story, Rodriguez discloses the undercover operations and tactics implemented during the George W. Bush presidency—approved by the highest levels of the U.S. government, certified as legal by the Department of Justice, and supported by bipartisan leadership of congressional intelligence oversight committees.But as the shock of 9/11 faded, the tools needed to successfully fight terrorism were banished, and the men and women who volunteered to battle al-Qaeda found themselves second-guessed, hamstrung, and investigated—including Rodriguez himself. InHard Measures, Rodriguez convincingly argues for the techniques used, explaining when these techniques were necessary, why they worked, and how, ultimately, they contributed to the capture of the world’s most-wanted terror operatives, including Osama bin Ladin. From law school student to CIA recruit to his role as America’s top spy, Rodriguez’s full story is a rare, insider’s look at an issue that demands attention. Above all, it’s a reasoned, imperative, and fully informed case for hard measures, and a gripping account of the real war on terror—where it’s been and where it’s headed.

Preface: Who I Am
Rashid Rauf
Latin America Division
Abu Zubaydah
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Taking Prisoners
Regime Change
Investigations
The Taps
What We Do
The CIA Under Obama
Afterword
Postscript
Acknowledgments
Index

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