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Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World

Philip Mudd



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30 July 2019
History; Espionage & secret services; Terrorism, armed struggle
When the towers fell on September 11, 2001, nowhere were the reverberations more powerfully felt than at Langley. Almost overnight, an intelligence organization converted itself into a weaponized warfighting machine, one that raised questions about how far America would go to pursue al-Qa'eda. Now, nearly two decades later, ex-CIA executive and media pundit Philip Mudd comes forward with a never-before-told account of the 9/11 story, one that illuminates the profound impact that enhanced interrogation techniques and other initiatives known internally as The Program took on those who administered them. With unprecedented access to officials at the highest levels-including Director George Tenet-Mudd goes beyond the 2014 Senate report to show us what life was really like at the CIA prisons and why interrogators were forced to make decisions that they still ponder today. As troubling as it is revelatory, Black Site shows us the tragedy and triumph of the CIA during its most difficult hour.
By:   Philip Mudd
Imprint:   Liveright
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 165mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   495g
ISBN:   9781631491979
ISBN 10:   1631491970
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   30 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Philip Mudd the ex-deputy director of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center and the FBI's National Security Branch, appears regularly on Fox News, CNN, and NPR and lectures around the world on methodologies for understanding difficult analytic problems. His writing has appeared in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and the Washington Post, and he is the author of Takedown, a detailed account of intelligence gathering in the hunt for al-Qa'ida. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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