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The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

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A Pulitzer Prizeand#150;winning reporterand#8217;s riveting account of the CIAand#8217;s transformation after 9/11 and the new American way of war

The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place in the corners of the world where large armies canand#8217;t go. The CIA, originally created as a Cold War espionage service, is now more than ever a paramilitary agency ordered by the White House to kill off Americaand#8217;s enemies. In The Way of the Knife, Pulitzer Prizeand#150;winning New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti recounts the untold story of Americaand#8217;s shadow war, one that blurred the lines between soldiers and spies and lowered the bar for waging war across the globe. This new approachand#151;carried out by CIA operatives and special operations troopsand#151;has been embraced by Washington as a lower-risk and cost effective alternative to the messy wars of occupation, but as Mazzetti demonstrates in this revealing book, the way of the knife has created enemies just as it has killed them.

Synopsis:

A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporters riveting account of the CIAs transformation after 9/11 and the new American way of war

The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place in the corners of the world where large armies cant go. The CIA, originally created as a Cold War espionage service, is now more than ever a paramilitary agency ordered by the White House to kill off Americas enemies. In The Way of the Knife, Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti recounts the untold story of Americas shadow war, one that blurred the lines between soldiers and spies and lowered the bar for waging war across the globe. This new approach—carried out by CIA operatives and special operations troops—has been embraced by Washington as a lower-risk and cost effective alternative to the messy wars of occupation, but as Mazzetti demonstrates in this revealing book, the way of the knife has created enemies just as it has killed them.

About the Author

Mark Mazzetti is a national security correspondent for the New York Times. He has received numerous awards, including the George Polk Award, and he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143125013
Author:
Mazzetti, Mark
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pp. b/w photos (on insert stock)
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporters riveting account of the CIAs transformation after 9/11 and the new American way of war

The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place in the corners of the world where large armies cant go. The CIA, originally created as a Cold War espionage service, is now more than ever a paramilitary agency ordered by the White House to kill off Americas enemies. In The Way of the Knife, Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti recounts the untold story of Americas shadow war, one that blurred the lines between soldiers and spies and lowered the bar for waging war across the globe. This new approach—carried out by CIA operatives and special operations troops—has been embraced by Washington as a lower-risk and cost effective alternative to the messy wars of occupation, but as Mazzetti demonstrates in this revealing book, the way of the knife has created enemies just as it has killed them.

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