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by Alan Sklar,Ronald Kessler

  • ISBN: 1400155738
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Alan Sklar,Ronald Kessler
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (November 27, 2007)
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Ron Kessler is unique in his ability and willingness to tell the unvarnished truth about what it will take to protect America from the next major terrorist attack. This is a book which every informed and responsible American should read.

Ron Kessler is unique in his ability and willingness to tell the unvarnished truth about what it will take to protect America from the next major terrorist attack. Robert Grenier, former director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. Ron Kessler destroys myths about the war on terror and provides an unprecedented inside look at how the FBI and CIA go about the tough task of defeating terrorism and preserving our freedom

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The Terrorist Watch book. In The Terrorist Watch, bestselling author Ronald Kessler takes listeners behind the scenes to reveal exactly how our leaders, charged with protecting the American people, are stopping terrorists. In his New York Times be Although it has been over five years since the 9/11 attacks, Americans still do not have a clear sense of how our government is waging the war on terror.

Kessler, Ronald, 1943-. We're at war" - Double whammy - "The wall" - Cross-examining agents - Risk aversion - Pocket litter - Second wave - KSM - Stirring up librarians - "Spying on Americans" - Eavesdropping on bin Laden - The terrorist mind-set - An American MI5 - Dumb. cops - "You okay, Dad?" - - Leaks - An assassination attempt - Saddam's friend - Threat matrix - Neutralizing bin Laden - Preempt, disrupt, defeat - Dr. Strangelove - On the hunt - Countering spin - 10,000 threats - Pulling off a nuclear attack - The CEO of the war on terror.

The Terrorist Watch: Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack. Written by Ronald Kessler. Narrated by Alan Sklar. Although it has been over five years since the 9/11 attacks, Americans still do not have a clear sense of how our government is waging the war on terror.

Terrorist Watch : Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack

The Terrorist Watch : Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack. RONALD KESSLER is the New York Times bestselling author of The Terrorist Watch, The Bureau, Inside the White House, and The CIA at War.

ALSO BY RONALD KESSLER IN THE PRESIDENT’S SECRET SERVICE Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents . Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack. An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady

ALSO BY RONALD KESSLER IN THE PRESIDENT’S SECRET SERVICE Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect THE TERRORIST WATCH Inside the Desperate. An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady. A matter of character. Inside the White House of George W. Bush. The cia at war. Inside the Secret Campaign Against Terror. The Secret History of the FBI.

The race to stop the terrorists, Kessler shows, is more desperate than ever

The race to stop the terrorists, Kessler shows, is more desperate than ever.

The race to stop the terrorists, Kessler shows, is more desperate than ever. Ronald Kessler’s you-are-there narrative tells the real story of the war on terror and will transform the way you view the greatest problem of our age.

Written By: Ronald Kessler. Narrated By: Alan Sklar . Publisher: Tantor Media. Duration: 9 hours 0 minutes.

Although it has been over five years since the 9/11 attacks, Americans still do not have a clear sense of how our government is waging the war on terror. In The Terrorist Watch, bestselling author Ronald Kessler takes listeners behind the scenes to reveal exactly how our leaders, charged with protecting the American people, are stopping terrorists.In his New York Times bestsellers A Matter of Character: Inside the White House of George W. Bush and Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady, Kessler gained unprecedented access to the Bush administration. Now he has combined that access with the extraordinary network of contacts he has developed in the intelligence community to provide a headline-making, myth-busting insider account of how the U.S. intelligence agencies-under the leadership of the Bush administration-have completely reinvented themselves to thwart terrorist activity wherever it occurs.Never before has a reporter gained such entry to the FBI, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the other agencies that are doing the real, unheralded work in spotting and capturing terrorists. By bringing listeners inside the key war rooms of the war on terror-from the Oval Office to the Pentagon, and from the CIA to the National Security Agency-Kessler destroys the common myths about our government's handling of the terrorist threat. Filled with news breaks, The Terrorist Watch will take listeners up to the minute by focusing not simply on the immediate aftermath of 9/11 but also on the more recent breakthroughs and successes, such as the thwarting of the 2006 London terrorist plot, as well as the discovery and breakup of terrorist cells in Canada. In The Terrorist Watch, the full story is told for the first time.

Comments

lacki lacki
Eye opening book. Excellent company.
Camper Camper
A real eye opener. It should be required reading in American History classes. Kessler tells the insider's point of view of what really goes on in our political world for us to remain strong and free as a nation.
Mardin Mardin
Very informative and well written. Hard to put it down.
Swordsong Swordsong
In many ways this is a great book. Looks deep into the fight against the terrorists and the challenges that the FBI and CIA face from the terrorists and the New York Times and Congress. Although not perfect the book should be required reading for every member of Congress and the press.

Much of the story is written from the post Freeh FBI viewpoint. We are reminded that Director Mueller was confirmed at the new Director of the FBI less than 40 days prior to the 9-11 attack. His confirmation ended the reign of Louie Freeh who through resignation managed to avoid much of the 9-11 spotlight. However, there's no doubt that the FBI suffered from the politics of the time and Freeh's incompetence.

The author paints a picture of far more FBI - CIA cooperation in the fight on terrorism than the public hears from the press. There's a lot of focus on the widespread efforts, many of which ended up with various plots stopped prior to execution.

The author provides more background information on the infamous memo from the Reno DOJ that constructed the wall between the investigative and prosecution sides of the FBI. Perhaps the reason there was no outcry from the FBI was Freeh's belief that the "FBI was one of the most dangerous agencies in the US government. The tragedy of the Freeh FBI was that so many competent agents left the agency and so many men like Potts were promoted. This culture directly led to the Wen Ho Lee debacle including the failure to debrief Lee, the suppression of memos which correctly identified the risk of foreign Muslims taking flight lessons.

One of the major impediments to going after all kinds of bad guys is the restriction on using informants who may have committed human rights abuses. Under these rules the FBI would have been impaired from recruiting one of Hitler's close associates or those who have direct knowledge of many terrorist activities.

The problems- at times the book becomes a little repetitive . Better editing would have made it more readable. However, the book makes a contribution to understanding the struggle against terrorism. Best read along with IC Smith's , Inside .
Thofyn Thofyn
One more well researched book to add to the Kessler shelf. I've been a fan since the early days of his writing and Terrorist Watch does not disappoint.
Dianaghma Dianaghma
This is a remarkable work on the activity of the US intelligence community. Of special interest to some readers, such as myself, is the chapter on the debriefing of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein while in American custody at Baghdad's International Airport. Kessler writes that a GS 14 FBI agent of Lebanese stock, George Piro, was assigned to debrief Saddam. Instead of doing so directly, Piro decided that he should first observe Saddam to map out his behavior so that he can later tell whether the late dictator was telling the truth or not. Saddam first took Piro as the chief of the guards and Piro did not correct Saddam's impression. Instead, he ordered that most of Saddam's needs be answered. As friendship developed between the two men, Piro was able to win Saddam's trust and ultimately debrief him smoothly. Of the stories Saddam told Piro was how he conceived of himself as the successor of great Iraqi rulers such as Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar. Saddam also told Piro that Iraq had no chemical weapons after 1991, but gave such an impression to keep its rival Iran on its toes. Saddam was apparently not impressed by his two sons, but said that one does not get to choose his children. The chapter is interesting, however, brief. Perhaps in the future, once Saddam's hundreds of pages of debriefing, as Kessler reported, would be declassified, they would give historians and scholars the chance to rewrite Iraq's modern history in a more accurate manner.
Beazekelv Beazekelv
Fills in a lot of blanks the press seems to leave out. Unpartisanly written. If you want to know the un-conspiracy theory look at what the intelligence community has been doing since 9/11; Clinton's view of intelligence; Bush's view; is the war on terror winable; more about the CIA, NSA, FBI, etc then this book is a must read. If you want to learn more about the Plame leak and other leaks and the Press' irresponsible actions of realeasing the leaks that ultimately help terrorists then you gotta read this.
This was a good and informative book. I don't think that we ever get the full information on what the government is doing to protect us, but this book pointed out a number of things that I think are the reason that we have not been attacked since 9/11.