The Way of the Knife

The Way of the Knife

The CIA, A Secret Army, and A War at the Ends of the Earth

eBook - 2013-04-09
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A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter's riveting account of the transformation of the CIA and America's special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world's dark spaces: the new American way of war The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place away from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, in the corners of the world where large armies can't go. The Way of the Knife is the untold story of that shadow war: a campaign that has blurred the lines between soldiers and spies and lowered the bar for waging war across the globe. America has pursued its enemies with killer drones and special operations troops; trained privateers for assassination missions and used them to set up clandestine spying networks; and relied on mercurial dictators, untrustworthy foreign intelligence services, and proxy armies. This new approach to war has been embraced by Washington as a lower risk, lower cost...
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Group US,, 2013-04-09.
ISBN: 9781101617946
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive
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Aug 11, 2013

To what extent might the drone strikes be creating more terrorists then they are actually killing?

Aug 11, 2013

Obama wasn't the first liberal Democratic president to embrace black operations.

Aug 11, 2013

Once the interrogation was gone all that was left was the killing.

Aug 11, 2013

Get everthing in writing.


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Mar 24, 2017

Really good book on some of the inter working of not only the CIA but the Dept of Defense. and how they seem at times to fight against each other in the fight against terrorism. I especially enjoyed the sections of the book that talked about individuals, some of whom seemed to be in the game only for money and others whom were true patriots.

jlazcan Jun 28, 2013

This is a fantastic book and I am quite surprised that the author was able to find out so much about the CIA and Pentagon's third and very controversial war around the world. I am not sure if he picked the brains of his privileged sources or just mined declassified documents. I am guessing a little of both. You should read this book and decide if you are comfortable with the way the government is spending your tax dollars.


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