For web-connected readers, it features more than 500 links to never-before-available original documents from Donald Rumsfeld's extensive personal archive. Discover the enhanced e-book edition of Known and Unknown offering an unprecedented reading experience for a memoir by a major public figure. It includes state department cables, the days following 9/11, Watergate, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and memoranda on topics such as Vietnam, correspondence, and much more.
Known and Unknown: A Memoir #ad - Rumsfeld relies not only on his memory but also on previously unreleased and recently declassified documents. Proceeds from the sales of Known and Unknown will go to the veterans charities supported by the Rumsfeld Foundation. Known and unknown delivers both a fascinating narrative for today's readers and an unprecedented resource for tomorrow's historians.
Like donald rumsfeld, Known and Unknown pulls no punches. Along the way, from margaret thatcher to saddam hussein, he offers his plainspoken, from Henry Kissinger to Colin Powell, first-hand views and often humorous and surprising anecdotes about some of the world's best known figures, from Elvis Presley to Dick Cheney, and each American president from Dwight D.
Rumsfeld's Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and LifeBroadside e-books #ad - When president gerald ford ordered these aphorisms distributed to his White House staff in 1974, the collection became known as "Rumsfeld's Rules. First gathered as three-by-five cards in a shoebox and then typed up and circulated informally over the years, foreign officials, business executives, these eminently nonpartisan rules have amused and enlightened presidents, diplomats, chiefs of staff, and members of Congress.
. The man once named one of america’s ten “toughest” CEOs by Fortune magazine offers current and future leaders practical advice on how to make their companies and organizations more effective. Throughout his distinguished career—as a naval aviator, a U. S. Congressman, compelling, business, a ceo of two fortune 500 companies, and the only twice-serving Secretary of Defense in American history—Donald Rumsfeld has collected hundreds of pithy, and often humorous observations about leadership, a high-level diplomat, a top aide to four American presidents, and life.
They earned praise from the wall street journal as "required reading, are his sprightly tips on inoculating oneself against that dread White House disease, though, " and from the New York Times which said: "Rumsfeld's Rules can be profitably read in any organization…The best reading, the inflated ego.
Rumsfeld's Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life #ad - Distilled from a career of unusual breadth and accomplishment, and dealing with the press, from aspiring politicos and industrialists to recent college graduates, running a meeting, and organized under practical topics like hiring people, teachers, Rumsfeld's Rules can benefit people at every stage in their careers and in every walk of life, and business leaders.
In My Time: A Personal and Political MemoirThreshold Editions #ad - He has been viewed as one of the most powerful vice presidents—secretive, even mysterious, and at the same time opinionated and unflinchingly outspoken. In my time is truly the last word about an incredible political era, by a man who lived it and helped define it—with courage and without compromise.
Bush administration, overseeing America’s military during Operation Desert Storm and in the historic transition at the end of the Cold War. He was ceo of halliburton, a Fortune 500 company with projects and personnel around the globe. With its unique perspective on a remarkable span of American history, In My Time will enlighten.
In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir #ad - He describes driving through the white house gates on august 9, on september 11, to begin work on the Ford transition; and he portrays a time of national crisis a quarter century later when, just hours after Richard Nixon resigned, 2001, 1974, he was in the White House bunker and conveyed orders to shoot down a hijacked airliner if it would not divert.
. Now in an enlightening and provocative memoir, policymaker, Dick Cheney takes readers through his experiences as family man, businessman, a stately page-turner with flashes of surprising humor and remarkable candor, and politician during years that shaped our collective history. Born into a family of new deal democrats in Lincoln, Nebraska, Cheney was the son of a father at war and a high-spirited and resilient mother.
He has been both praised and attacked by his peers, the press, and the public. Working with George W.
The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISISTwelve #ad - From the subway bombings in London to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Morell always seemed to find himself on the cusp of history. Called the "bob gates of his generation" by Politico, Michael Morell was a top CIA officer who played a critical role in the most important counterterrorism events of the past two decades.
New york times bestseller like see no evil and at the Center of the Storm, this is a vivid and gripping account of the Central Intelligence Agency, a life of secrets, and a war in the shadows. Morell illuminates new, if unaddressed, growing threats from terrorist groups that, could leave the country vulnerable to attacks that would dwarf 9/11 in magnitude.
The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism--From al Qa'ida to ISIS #ad - Along the way morell provides intimate portraits of the leadership styles of figures ranging from Presidents Bush and Obama, Panetta, Petraeus, Hayden, and Brennan, CIA directors Tenet, Goss, and a host of others. Morell was by president bush's side on 9/11/01 when terrorists struck America and in the White House Situation Room advising President Obama on 5/1/11 when America struck back-killing Usama bin Ladin.
He writes of secret, back-channel negotiations he conducted with foreign spymasters and regime leaders in a desperate attempt to secure a peaceful outcome to unrest launched during the "Arab Spring. Morell describes how efforts to throw off the shackles of oppression have too often resulted in broken nation states unable or unwilling to join the fight against terrorism.
. A superb intelligence analyst and briefer, perhaps most important, morell now presents the GREAT WAR OF OUR TIME, where he uses his talents to offer an unblinking and insightful assessment of CIA's counterterrorism successes and failures of the past twenty years and, shows readers that the threat of terrorism did not die with Bin Ladin in Abbottabad.
The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security AgencyBloomsbury Press #ad - In the secret sentry, he details the untold history of America's most elusive and powerful intelligence agency, the National Security Agency NSA, since the end of World War II. Matthew aid will reveal just how this came to be, and why the NSA has gone to such great lengths to keep its history secret. Since the beginning of the cold war, the nsa has become the most important source of intelligence in the US government: 60% of the president's daily briefing comes from the NSA.
The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security Agency #ad - . This discovery is only the tip of the iceberg of Aid's more than twenty years of intensive research, culled from thousands of pages of formerly top secret documents. This will be the first comprehensive history of the nsa, the Berlin Wall, most recently in the news with regards to domestic spying, the Bay of Pigs, and will reveal brand new details about controversial episodes including the creation of Israel, and the invasion of Iraq.
In february of 2006, matthew aid's discovery of a massive secret historical document reclassification program then taking place at the National Archives made the front page of the New York Times.
Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of LawW. W. Norton & Company #ad - An intensely controversial scrutiny of American democracy’s fundamental tension between the competing imperatives of security and openness. Leaking”—the unauthorized disclosure to the press of secret information—is a well-established part of the U. S. Schoenfeld places the tension between openness and security in the context of a broader debate about freedom of the press and its limits.
With the united states still at war, Necessary Secrets is of burning contemporary interest. Grappling with one of the most perplexing conundrums of our democratic order, it offers a masterful contribution to the enduring challenge of interpreting the First Amendment. He then steps back to the Founding Fathers' intense preoccupation with secrecy in the conduct of foreign policy.
Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law #ad - But it is much more than a book of the moment. Shifting to the 20th century, he scrutinizes some of the more extraordinary leaks and their consequences, from the public disclosure of the vulnerability of Japanese diplomatic codes in the years before Pearl Harbor to the publication of the Pentagon Papers in the Nixon era to the systematic exposure of undercover CIA agents by the renegade CIA agent Philip Agee.
Returning to our present dilemmas, schoenfeld discovers a growing rift between a press that sees itself as the heroic force promoting the public’s “right to know” and a government that needs to safeguard information vital to the effective conduct of national defense. Government’s normal functioning.
He starts with the new york times’ recent decision to reveal the existence of top-secret counterterrorism programs, tipping off al Qaeda operatives to the intelligence methods designed to apprehend them.
The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's PresidentsPublicAffairs #ad - He offers an unprecedented window into the decision making of every president from Kennedy to Obama, with many character–rich stories revealed here for the first time. But the process by which the intelligence community develops and presents the Book is a fascinating look into the operation of power at the highest levels.
. While some have been coolly distant, even adversarial, others have found their intelligence agencies to be among the most valuable instruments of policy and power. Since John F. Every president has had a unique and complicated relationship with the intelligence community. David priess, a former intelligence officer and daily briefer, has interviewed every living president and vice president as well as more than one hundred others intimately involved with the production and delivery of the president's book of secrets.
The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents #ad - This top–secret document is known as the President's Daily Brief, within national security circles, or, simply “the Book. Presidents have spent anywhere from a few moments Richard Nixon to a healthy part of their day George W. Kennedy's presidency, this relationship has been distilled into a personalized daily report: a short summary of what the intelligence apparatus considers the most crucial information for the president to know that day about global threats and opportunities.
Bush consider it far and away the most important document they saw on a regular basis while commander in chief. The details of most PDBs are highly classified, and will remain so for many years. W.
Sharpening Strategic Intelligence: Why the CIA Gets It Wrong and What Needs to Be Done to Get It RightCambridge University Press #ad - The book probes these intelligence failures, which lie in the CIA's poor human intelligence collection and analysis practices. This book critically examines the weaknesses of American intelligence led by the Central Intelligence Agency in informing presidential decision making on issues of war and peace.
Sharpening Strategic Intelligence: Why the CIA Gets It Wrong and What Needs to Be Done to Get It Right #ad - It evaluates the cia's strategic intelligence performance during the Cold War and post-Cold War periods as a foundation for examining the root causes of intelligence failures surrounding the September 11th attacks and assessments of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs in the run up to the Iraq War.
The book argues that none of the post-9/11 intelligence reforms have squarely addressed these root causes of strategic intelligence failure and it recommends measures for redressing these dangerous vulnerabilities in American security.
Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of TerrorPenguin Books #ad - For 10 years, then, general michael Hayden was a participant in some of the most telling events in the annals of American national security. Play to the edge" was hayden's guiding principle when he ran the National Security Agency, and it remained so when he ran 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.
General hayden's goals are in writing this book are simple and unwavering: No apologies. As he writes, "there is a story here that deserves to be told, without varnish and without spin. He also had to ramp up the agency to support its role in the targeted killing program that began to dramatically increase in July 2008.
Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror #ad - This was a time of great crisis at CIA, and some agency veterans have credited Hayden with actually saving the agency. An unprecedented high-level master narrative of america's intelligence wars, demonstrating in a time of new threats that espionage and the search for facts are essential to our democracy For General Michael Hayden, playing to the edge means playing so close to the line that you get chalk dust on your cleats.
How did american intelligence respond to terrorism, a major war and the most sweeping technological revolution in the last 500 years? what was nsa before 9/11 and how did it change in its aftermath? Why did 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? As Director of CIA in the last three years of the Bush administration, Hayden had to deal with the rendition, detention and interrogation program as bequeathed to him by his predecessors.
I bear no grudges, but i do want this to be a straightforward and readable history for that slice of the American population who depend on and appreciate intelligence, or at least not many, but who do not have the time to master its many obscure characteristics. ".
Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of SpyingPotomac Books Inc. #ad - Olson’s book, fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying. Revolutionary war officer nathan hale, one of America’s first spies, said, “Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary. A statue of hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles.
Olson believes that U. S. Readers will be surprised to learn that the CIA provides very little guidance on what is, or is not, permissible. Rather than empowering field officers, the author has found that this lack of guidelines actually hampers operations. Far from being a dry theoretical treatise, this fascinating book uses actual intelligence operations to illustrate how murky their moral choices can be.
Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying #ad - Fair play will encourage a broad public debate about the proper moral limits on U. S. Olson, a veteran of the cia’s clandestine service, takes readers inside the real world of intelligence to describe the difficult dilemmas that field officers face on an almost daily basis. Significantly, he believes these guidelines should come from the American public, not from closed-door meetings inside the intelligence community.
Intelligence activities. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is it really true that any kind of service is permissible for the public good? These questions are at the heart of James M.
Decision PointsCrown #ad - Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. In gripping, afghanistan, hurricane katrina, iran, in the hours after america’s most devastating attack since pearl harbor; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, never-before-heard detail, President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor’s Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century.
Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life. President bush writes honestly and directly about his flaws and mistakes, treating HIV/AIDS in Africa, as well as his accomplishments reforming education, and safeguarding the country amid chilling warnings of additional terrorist attacks.
Decision Points #ad - He also offers intimate new details on his decision to quit drinking, discovery of faith, and relationship with his family. A groundbreaking new brand of memoir, surprise critics, Decision Points will captivate supporters, and change perspectives on one of the most consequential eras in American history – and the man at the center of events.
President George W. Decision points is the extraordinary memoir of America’s 43rd president. Bush describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life.