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The Resource At The Center of the Storm

At The Center of the Storm

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At The Center of the Storm
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At The Center of the Storm
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A revealing new audiobook from the former CIA Director George Tenet.Beginning with his appointment as Director of Central Intelligence in 1997, Tenet unfolds the momentous events that led to 9/11 as he saw and experienced them: his declaration of war on al-Qa'ida; the CIA's covert operations inside Afghanistan; the worldwide operational plan to fight terrorists; his warnings of imminent attacks against American interests to White House officials in the summer of 2001; and the plan for a coordinated and devastating counterattack against al-Qa'ida laid down just six days after the attacks.Tenet's compelling narrative then turns to the war in Iraq as he provides dramatic insight and background on the run-up to the invasion, including a firsthand account of the fallout from the inclusion of "sixteen words" in the president's 2003 State of the Union address, which claimed that Saddam Hussein had sought to purchase uranium from Africa; the true context of Tenet's own now-famous "slam dunk" comment regarding Saddam's WMD program; and the CIA's critical role in an administration predisposed to take the country to war. In doing so, he sets the record straight about CIA operations and shows readers that the truth is more complex than suggested in other versions of recent history offered thus far.Through it all, Tenet paints an unflinching self-portrait of a man caught between the warring forces of the administration's decision-making process, the reams of frightening intelligence pouring in from around the world, and his own conscience. In AT THE CENTER OF THE STORM, George Tenet draws on his unmatched experience within the opaque mirrors of intelligence and provides crucial information previously undisclosed to offer a moving, revelatory profile of both a man and a nation in times of crisis
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  • Tenet, George
  • Morey, Arthur
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  • Current Events
  • Nonfiction
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At The Center of the Storm
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9781415934531
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Label
At The Center of the Storm
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:18958a69-45dd-491c-8856-ac3cf497b7b5
Dimensions
not applicable
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electronic
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not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781415934531
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other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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