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Author Harris, Shane.

Title The watchers : the rise of America's surveillance state / Shane Harris.

Imprint New York : Penguin Press, 2010.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  363.325163 H243w 2010    ---  Available
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  363.325163 H243w 2010 c.2  ---  Available
Description 418 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-402) and index.
Summary Using exclusive access to key government sources, Shane Harris chronicles the rise of the American surveillance state over the past 25 years and highlights a dangerous paradox: our government's strategy has made it harder to catch terrorists and easier to spy on the rest of us.
Contents First strike -- Knowledge is power -- And he shall purify -- UNODIR -- A constant tension -- The Genoa Project -- The next generation -- The China Experiment -- Able danger -- "You guys will go to jail" -- Echo -- A new Manhattan Project -- The bag -- All hands on deck -- Call to arms -- Feed the bag -- Ships passing in the night -- Full steam ahead -- The unraveling -- Going black -- Basketball -- Resurrection -- The breakthrough -- Exposed -- Reasonable beliefs -- Betrayal -- Bojinka II -- Inherit the winds -- Ascension -- Renegade.
Subject Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention -- History.
National security -- United States.
Intelligence service -- United States.
ISBN 9781594202452

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