Beyond Repair: The Decline and Fall of the CIA

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"Faddis describes the agency as rife with incompetence at every level."-New York Times"Faddis, a career CIA operations officer, pulls no punches in this provocative critique of the iconic and dysfunctional spy agency... In a world where threats are multiplying and becoming more complex, [his] bleak assessment of the CIA should be required reading."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "If you want to know what's wrong with today's CIA-and how to fix it-this book is the place to start. Sam Faddis ... describes the timidity of station chiefs terrified of getting blamed for mistakes, the obduracy of ambassadors who don't want flaps, the 'we're all winners here' training rules better suited for a kindergarten playground than intelligence work, the reluctance to hire and promote people who understand leadership. You read Beyond Repair and you realize: No wonder the CIA is screwed up! Faddis proposes a bold cure: Remake the CIA in the image of the World War II spy service, the OSS-smaller, flatter, tougher, smarter, meaner. If people would read this book and understand its message, it could save lives."-David Ignatius, Washington Post columnist and author of Body of Lies "Drawing on his unique experience as a CIA operations officer, Charles Faddis makes a compelling case in Beyond Repair that the CIA must return to its Office of Strategic Services (OSS) roots to provide the United States with the intelligence it needs. Faddis has a deep appreciation for the OSS and great admiration for its legendary leader, General William J. Donovan, who frequently told OSS personnel that they could not succeed without taking chances. Faddis has taken such chances himself. General Donovan could have written this book. I know he would have read it and agreed wholeheartedly with its conclusion."-Charles Pinck, President of The OSS Society

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From the author's Introduction: Let me start by saying what this book is not.It is not an attack on the men and women of the Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency, the overwhelming majority of whom are dedicated, patriotic Americans working hard everyday on behalf of their fellow citizens. God knows that they do not do it for the money nor do they do it for the recognition. They do it because they believe in the work, and because they know, as I do, that there really are monsters in the world, and someone has to protect us from them.It is also not an argument against the existence of a central human intelligence collection organization within the United States Government. We desperately needed a central intelligence agency in 1947 when the CIA was created. We even more desperately need such an entity today. The threats facing us are multiplying and becoming more complex. The time horizons in which threats are emerging are shortening. Technology is evolving at an astonishing rate, and we really are fast approaching the day when there will be dozens of groups and nations on this planet capable of threatening us with biological, chemical, radiological and nuclear weapons. This is not pulp fiction. This is reality.This book is an argument that the existing Central Intelligence Agency is no longer capable of performing the task for which it was designed and must, rapidly, be replaced.

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