A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure to detect or prevent the 9/11 attacks, and details the Bush administration’s. In A Pretext for War, acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security. A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure to Acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. You don’t need the expansive backgrounder on Al Qaeda to understand that if such a connection could be shown, the case for war would be far easier to make. English Choose a language for shopping. In A Pretext for Waracclaimed author James Bamford—whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security Agency—draws on his unparalleled access to top intelligence sources to produce a devastating expos?

An anonymous CIA official tells that they were ordered, “If Bush wants to go to war, it’s your job to give him a reason to do so.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. One of these items ships sooner than the other. View all 13 comments. It seems Jamss Rumsfeld considered the first Gulf War as unfinished business. As always James Bamford’s efforts are thoroughly researched and engagingly written.

And could it happen again? They used a digital watch with an alarm, some fine wires, a contact lens solution bottle filled with nitro glycerin soaked in cotton, to create a nasty little bomb that was placed under the seat and then detonated 4 hours later after the terrorist had left the plane at an intermediate abmford. A Clash of Kings.


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The Philippine police promptly informed the FBI of what they had learned. But how else could we, as the electorate, have acted?

Well written and contains plenty of material I was particularly impressed with his discussion of how intelligence is shared among countries, and what factors are at play in such sharing.

Feb 09, Minutes. I give this book a five star for the powerful indictment of W that it is and partially to counteract the idiots who cannot embrace something that supports their cause because it does not fit their version of reality. Most of the source material appearing in the notes are mainstream media publications.

A very interesting book.

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A Pretext for War

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. In a few short pages, Bamford tells us that at five minutes past noontime on Sept 11, George Tenet passed a note to Donald Rumsfeld that said that at 9: You submitted the following rating and review.

Intelligence Community, but sub-par foreign policy analysis There only need to be people sympathetic to the terror group’s goals. Don’t you agree President Trump? He presents mucho specificity in support of the fact that the Iraq was had little or nothing to do with the rationales for war pretest by the administration.


Media reports can only honestly be second-source material, as you’d be relying on what they had for sources in their original piece. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Regurgitated newspaper and magazine articles. Bamford does a superb job of laying out and tying together threads of the Sept. One person found this helpful. I use the book for great inspiration and knowledge.

Hussain had attempted to kill Bush senior, George W’s mother, wife and brothers during their visit to Kuwait. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

This sort of capricious adventurism is the real threat to our national security. The implications for balance of power and the tri-partite government created by the Founding Fathers are disturbing.

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Jun 09, Stephen rated it it was ok. One notable remark by an unidentified figure in the CIA exclaimed to his employees that if the President wanted a war, then their jobs were to produce the justification and reasons. If one doesn’t read widely it might seem fresher. Kendra Marie rated it really liked it Nov 04,

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