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The Resource See no evil : the true story of a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism, Robert Baer

See no evil : the true story of a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism, Robert Baer

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See no evil : the true story of a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism
Title
See no evil
Title remainder
the true story of a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism
Statement of responsibility
Robert Baer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The author discusses his twenty-year career as a CIA operative in the Middle East and examines how the agency's abandonment of its original mission resulted in a failure to acknowledge the growing threat of militant Islamic terrorist groups
  • "In See No Evil, one of the CIA's top field officers of the past quarter century recounts his career running agents in the back alleys of the Middle East. In the process, Robert Baer paints a chilling picture of how terrorism works on the inside and provides compelling evidence about how Washington politics sabotaged the CIA's efforts to root out the world's deadliest terrorists." "On the morning of September 11, 2001, the world witnessed the terrible result of that intelligence failure with the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In the wake of those attacks, Americans were left wondering how such an obviously long-term, globally coordinated plot could have escaped detection by the CIA and taken the nation by surprise. Robert Baer was not surprised. A twenty-one-year veteran of the CIA's Directorate of Operations who had left the agency in 1997, Baer observed firsthand how an increasingly bureaucratic CIA lost its way in the post-cold war world and refused to adequately acknowledge and neutralize the growing threat of Islamic fundamentalist terror in the Middle East and elsewhere." "A throwback to the days when CIA operatives got results by getting their hands dirty and running covert operations, Baer spent his career chasing down leads on suspected terrorists in the world's most volatile hot spots. As he and his agents risked their lives gathering intelligence, he watched as the CIA reduced drastically its operations overseas, failed to put in place people who knew local languages and customs, and rewarded workers who knew how to play the political games of the agency's suburban Washington headquarters but not how to recruit agents on the ground."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baer, Robert
Dewey number
  • 327.1273/0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
B34 2002
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baer, Robert
  • United States
  • Intelligence officers
  • Spies
  • Terrorism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
Label
See no evil : the true story of a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism, Robert Baer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of an operative -- Into the fire -- You're on your own -- A political education
Control code
48557610
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780609609873
Lccn
2001058249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
See no evil : the true story of a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism, Robert Baer
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of an operative -- Into the fire -- You're on your own -- A political education
Control code
48557610
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780609609873
Lccn
2001058249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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