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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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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?"--Provided by publisher
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2016
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10470264
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Hayden, Michael V.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Intelligence service
  • National security
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The system is down -- 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 -- The public's right to know...and be safe -- Life in the cyber domain -- 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" -- Transition -- "General, they're going to release the memos" -- The private sector
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 448 p.
Isbn
9781594206566
Lccn
2015044201
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910413042
  • 300114
Label
Playing to the edge : American intelligence in the age of terror, Michael V. Hayden
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The system is down -- 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 -- The public's right to know...and be safe -- Life in the cyber domain -- 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" -- Transition -- "General, they're going to release the memos" -- The private sector
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 448 p.
Isbn
9781594206566
Lccn
2015044201
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910413042
  • 300114

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