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State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration


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James Risen has broken story after story on the abuses of power of the Bush administration. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; From warrantless wiretapping to secret financial data mining to the CIA's rogue operations, he has shown again and again that the executive branch has dangerously overreached, repudiated checks and balances on its power, and maintained secrecy even with its allies in Congress. In no small part thanks to Risen and andlt;iandgt;State of War,andlt;/iandgt; the "secret history" of the Bush years has now come partially into view. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; In a new epilogue for the paperback edition, Risen describes the two-front war that President Bush is now fighting: at home against Congress and the Supreme Court, as his administration is increasingly reined in from its abuses; and in the Middle East, where George W. Bush's great gamble to bring a democratic revolution is failing radically. We must learn the lessons of Risen's history now, before it is too late.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;James Risenandlt;/bandgt; covers national security forandlt;Iandgt; The New York Times. andlt;/iandgt;He was a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2002 for coverage of September 11 and terrorism, and he is the coauthor of andlt;Iandgt;Wrath of Angelsandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB. andlt;/iandgt;He lives outside Washington, D.C., with his wife and three sons.

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1. "Who Authorized Putting Him on Pain Medication?"

2. The Program

3. Casus Belli

4. The Hunt for WMD

5. Skeptics and Zealots

6. Spinning War and Peace

7. Losing Afghanistan

8. In Denial: Oil, Terrorism, and Saudi Arabia

9. A Rogue Operation





Product Details

Risen, James
Free Press
Foreign Legal Systems
United States - 21st Century
Political Freedom & Security - Intelligence
Government - Comparative
Government - Executive Branch
Politics - General
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index; notes
8.44 x 5.5 in 8.96 oz

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