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The Resource Playing to the edge : American intelligence in the age of terror, Michael V. Hayden

Playing to the edge : American intelligence in the age of terror, Michael V. Hayden

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Playing to the edge : American intelligence in the age of terror
Title
Playing to the edge
Title remainder
American intelligence in the age of terror
Statement of responsibility
Michael V. Hayden
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Language
eng
Summary
"An unprecedented high-level master narrative of America's intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both the CIA and the NSA, at a time of heinous new threats and momentous change For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats. Otherwise, by playing back, you may protect yourself, but you will be less successful in protecting America. "Play to the edge" was Hayden's guiding principle when he ran the National Security Agency, and it remained so when he ran the CIA. In his view, many shortsighted and uninformed people are quick to criticize, and this book will give them much to chew on but little easy comfort. It is an unapologetic insider's look told from the perspective of the people who faced awesome responsibilities head on, in the moment. How did American intelligence respond to terrorism, a major war, and the most sweeping technological revolution in the last five hundred years? What was the NSA before 9/11 and how did it change in its aftermath? Why did the NSA begin the controversial terrorist surveillance program that included the acquisition of domestic phone records? What else was set in motion during this period that formed the backdrop for the infamous Snowden revelations in 2013? "--
Summary
An assessment of America's intelligence wars from the retired four-star general, former NSA director, principal deputy director of National Intelligence and CIA director reveals the circumstances that prompted unpopular decisions and are challenging today's era of threat and change
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New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10470264
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DLC
Dewey number
327.1273
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
H39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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American intelligence in the age of terror
Label
Playing to the edge : American intelligence in the age of terror, Michael V. Hayden
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Is this really necessary?
  • "I want you to take over CIA"
  • Three "easy" pieces
  • A unique view
  • Going home
  • "No core. No war"
  • Espionage, bureaucracy, and family life
  • Iran: bombing or the bomb?
  • A global enterprise
  • "There will be no explaining our inaction"
  • System is down
  • Transition
  • "General, they're going to release the memos"
  • Private sector
  • A national treasure...for how much longer?
  • Going to war...with some help from our friends
  • Going to war...again and again
  • Stellarwind
  • Going public...willingly and otherwise
  • Public's right to know...and be safe
  • Life in the cyber domain
Control code
20481852
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 448 pages
Isbn
9781594206566
Lccn
2015044201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910413042
  • (OCoLC)910413042
Label
Playing to the edge : American intelligence in the age of terror, Michael V. Hayden
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Is this really necessary?
  • "I want you to take over CIA"
  • Three "easy" pieces
  • A unique view
  • Going home
  • "No core. No war"
  • Espionage, bureaucracy, and family life
  • Iran: bombing or the bomb?
  • A global enterprise
  • "There will be no explaining our inaction"
  • System is down
  • Transition
  • "General, they're going to release the memos"
  • Private sector
  • A national treasure...for how much longer?
  • Going to war...with some help from our friends
  • Going to war...again and again
  • Stellarwind
  • Going public...willingly and otherwise
  • Public's right to know...and be safe
  • Life in the cyber domain
Control code
20481852
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 448 pages
Isbn
9781594206566
Lccn
2015044201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910413042
  • (OCoLC)910413042

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