Legacy of Ashes (Heftet)

The History of the CIA

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2011
Antall sider: 832
Forlag: Penguin Books Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780241956236
Omtale Legacy of Ashes
All-powerful, brilliant, decisive, ruthlessly effective ... this is the image of the CIA as portrayed in countless films and novels. It is wrong.

This shocking book, based on thousands of declassified documents and interviews with agents at all levels, shows the reality behind the glamorous myth: a blundering, chaotic and dangerously incompetent organization, so ineffective it was nicknamed 'Can't Identify Anything' by Nato forces. In a story of botched coups, missed targets, lost operatives and fatal errors, Tim Weiner shows how the CIA now poses a threat not only to the security of the US, but the world.

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