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Blind spot : the secret history of American counterterrorism

Author: Timothy J Naftali
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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National security historian Naftali relates the full backstory of America's attempts to fight terrorism. On September 11, 2001, a long history of failures, missteps, and blind spots in our intelligence services came to a head, with tragic results. At the end of World War II, the OSS had established a system for countering the threats of Nazi terrorists. But those capabilities were soon forgotten, and it wasn't until  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy J Naftali
ISBN: 0465092810 9780465092819
OCLC Number: 57613597
Description: xv, 399 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The plot to kill General Eisenhower --
Hijacking --
The lessons of Munich 1972 --
"There's very little we can do" --
Lull before the storm --
False start --
Striking back --
The silent struggle --
The new terrorism --
Clinton versus bin Laden --
George W. Bush and bin Laden --
Conclusion: Blindspots and 9/11.
Responsibility: Timothy J. Naftali.
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This damning history of Americas counterterrorism efforts since World War IIincluding missed opportunities and lessons unlearned that led to 9/11reveals why liberal democracies are ineffective at  Read more...

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