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Author Risen, James.

Title State of war : the secret history of the CIA and the Bush administration / James Risen.

Imprint New York : Free Press, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  973.931 R492s 2006    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 240 p. ; 24 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Prologue -- "Who authorized putting him on pain medication?" -- The program -- Casus belli -- The hunt for WMD -- Skeptics and zealots -- Spinning war and peace -- Losing Afghanistan -- In denial: oil, terrorism, and Saudia Arabia -- A rogue operation -- Afterword.
Summary With relentless media coverage, it is hard to believe that we still might not know some of the most significant facts about the presidency of George W. Bush. Yet beneath the surface events of the Bush presidency lies a secret history that involves domestic spying, abuses of power, and outrageous operations. It includes a CIA that became caught in a political crossfire that it could not withstand, and what it did to respond. It includes a Defense Department that made its own foreign policy, even against the wishes of the commander-in-chief. It features a president who created a sphere of deniability in which his top aides were briefed on matters of the utmost sensitivity--but the president was carefully kept in ignorance. Based on extraordinary sources in Washington and around the world, this book exposes an explosive chain of events and a series of troubling patterns.--From publisher description.
Subject United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Bush, George, 1924-2018.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
ISBN 0743270665

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