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Título: Intelligence Matters: The CIA, the FBI, ...
Editorial: Random House , New York
Año de publicación: 2004
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
Small 4to. Black paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xvii, 296pp. Illustrations. Fine/near fine. Tight and attractive first edition of this critique by the former Florida governor and senator, handsomely signed and inscribed by him in black fineline on the front flyleaf: "John, / Congratulations / on your outstanding / citizenship. / Bob Graham / December 13, 2004." A great copy. N° de ref. de la librería 31325
Sinopsis: Shining much-needed light on areas the 9/11 Commission preferred to keep dark, "Intelligence Matters" chronicles the efforts of a historic joint House-Senate inquiry to get to the bottom of our intelligence failures on that infamous day in 2001. Originally published in 2004 amid the media circus surrounding "The 9/11 Commission Report", it told more than a riveting tale - it also provided an unflinching expose of failure, incompetence, and deceit at the highest levels of our government.The Joint Inquiry, co-chaired by Senator Bob Graham (D-Florida), was the first and arguably most effective government body to investigate the horrendous 2001 attacks. Indeed, it helped compel a reluctant George W. Bush to establish the 9/11 Commission. But while both investigations sharply criticized the failures of our nation's intelligence establishment, only Graham's dared to challenge the Bush administration on a number of troubling points - especially the apparent complicity of Saudi officials in the events of 9/11, the subsequent protection provided by President Bush for a large number of Saudis (including members of the bin Laden family), and the run-up to the Iraq War, which Graham voted against.The original work combined a compelling narrative of 9/11 with an insightful eyewitness chronicle of the Joint Inquiry's investigation, conclusions, and recommendations. Sharply critiquing the failures at the CIA, FBI, and the White House and detailing at least twelve occasions when the 9/11 plot could have been stopped, it concluded with a clear plan for overhauling our intelligence and national security establishment. For this paperback edition, Graham has added a substantial new preface and postscript that lucidly examine how effectively the nation has responded - or failed to respond - to the Joint Inquiry's recommendations.This edition restores "Intelligence Matters" to its rightful place as one of the key texts on the subject of 9/11 and provides a grim reminder of the challenges that remain for us in the war on terror.
Críticas: "A startling, authoritative book that should make you plenty angry. The outgrowth of an investigation your tax dollars paid for, it tells us that the government of Saudi Arabia had a central role in 9/11--and your government covered it up. Wrongly overshadowed by The 9/11 Commission Report, it's essential reading." -- Anthony Summers
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