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A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies

Authors: Bamford, James
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS027170, TRU001000, POL011010
ISBN: 9780307275042, Related ISBNs: 0307275043, 0385506724, 0739312537, 0739312545, 0739312553
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 480,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure to detect or prevent the 9/11 attacks, and details the Bush administration’s subsequent misuse of intelligence to sell preemptive war to the American people. Filled with unprecedented revelations, from the sites of “undisclosed locations” to the actual sources of America’s Middle East policy, A Pretext for War is essential reading for anyone concerned about the security of the United States. 

Acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security Agency–draws on his unparalleled access to top intelligence sources to produce a devastating expose of the intelligence community and the Bush administration.


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