Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State (Paperback)

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    After 9/11, the United States government embarked on an unprecedented effort to protect America. The result has been calamitous: after ten years of unparalleled spending and growth, the result is that a system put in place to keep America safe may in f...

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    Dana Priest is an investigative reporter for The Washington Post. She has won numerous awards, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for public service for "The Other Walter Reed" and the 2006 Pulitzer for beat reporting for her work on CIA secret prisons and counterterrorism operations overseas. She is the author of The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military.

    William M. Arkin has been a columnist and reporter with The Washington Post since 1998. He has worked on the subject of government secrecy and national security affairs for more than 30 years. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books about the U.S. military and national security.
    After 9/11, the United States government embarked on an unprecedented effort to protect America. The result has been calamitous: after ten years of unparalleled spending and growth, the result is that a system put in place to keep America safe may in fact be putting us in even greater danger-but we don't know because it's all Top Secret.

    In TOP SECRET AMERICA, award-winning journalists Dana Priest and William M. Arkin lift the curtain on this clandestine universe. From the companies and agencies keeping track of American citizens and the military commanders building America's first "top secret city" to a hidden army within the U.S. military more secret than the CIA, this new national security octopus has become a self-sustaining "Fourth Branch" of government. A tour de force of investigative journalism, TOP SECRET AMERICA presents a fascinating and disturbing account of government run amok and a war on terrorism gone wrong in a post-9/11.

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    ISBN 9780316182201
    Genre POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence
    Format Paperback
    Pages 326
    Publisher Date 2012-09-11 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Back Bay Books
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.7 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Rise of the New American Security State
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Priest, Dana

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