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. In A Pretext for War, acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security. A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure to Acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle.

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Retrieved from ” https: Explore the Home Gift Guide. In Chapter 4, and earlier, the author discusses alternate sites for government in case of need. In The Puzzle PalaceJames Bamford revealed the existence of the NSA, the largest, most secretive, and best-financed intelligence organization in the world.

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Blair it appears wanted his ego stroked. National Commission on Terrorist Attacks. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. An Oral History of al Qaeda’s Leader. The Plot to Seize the White House. James Bamford doesn’t pull any punches. For Bush it was personal.

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Also by James Bamford. The Terror Conspiracy Revisited. Return to Book Page. The Pyramids bamforc the Pentagon. Mar fir, Bruce rated it it was amazing Shelves: He has written about the NSA Body of Secrets, a very good look at that agency and the world of spying. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. I appreciate Mr Bamford’s work and have read several of his other books over the years.


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It seems Donald Rumsfeld considered the first Gulf War I read this book when the investigations lretext the alleged Russian interference of the US elections were ongoing. The third part of the book is heavily backed with personal accounts and stories from personnel within the CIANSA and associated groups.

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The real truth could be as far from this depiction of reality as President Bush’s alleged conviction that Iraq had WMDs. Now, when you consider that the above standard is often how many primary sources get treated by so-called journalists everywhere within the mainstream media, you begin to understand why Bamford’s heavy reliance on mainstream media articles and publications doesn’t help to bolster my overall confidence in the credibility of his arguments. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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The ends we’ve wound up with are hardly the shining embodiments of bamflrd American ideal on freedom and justice or even security for our nation which we’d imagined before boots hit the ground. Open Preview See a Problem? This information, a preview of the attack, was either lost or disregarded in one of the intelligence failures that Bamford delineates in a most interesting book. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.


At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Dean Goddard rated it liked it Oct 26, Anchor; Reprint edition May 10, Language: Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind preext failure t In A Pretext for Waracclaimed 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 expos?

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Feb 03, Alice rated it it was amazing Shelves: Iraq did end up liberated from that awful dictator. It’s hard to accept the idea that our govt might lead us into a meaningless foreign war. I hate the war, Fpr was wrong to have supported Bush and the war. This book is an interesting look at the problems of our intelligence system, and why it has been such a problem lately.

May 27, Jose rated it really liked it. More importantly, it outlines Bamford’s criticism of the performance of America’s intelligence agencies in a crisis. A Pretext for War: Write a customer review.