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Black Site

The CIA in the Post-9/11 World



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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.

Product code: 9781631491979

ISBN 9781631491979
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H241xW165xS25
No. Of Pages 272
Publisher WW Norton & Co
On Sale Date 30/08/2019
A bold account of one of the most controversial and haunting initiatives in American history, Black Site tells the full story of the post-9/11 counterterrorism world at the CIA.