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The Threat Matrix

The FBI At War In The Age Of Terror

By Garrett M. Graff, 1981-

Based on access to never-before-seen task forces and FBI bases from Budapest, Hungary, to Quantico, Virginia, this book profiles the visionary agents who risked their lives to bring down criminals and terrorists both here in the U.S. and thousands of miles away long before the rest of the country was paying attention to terrorism. Given unprecedented access, thousands of pages of once secret documents, and hundreds of interviews, Garrett M. Graff takes us inside the FBI and its attempt to protect America from the Munich Olympics in 1972 to the attempted Times Square bombing in 2010. It also tells the inside story of the FBI's behind-the-scenes fights with the CIA, the Department of Justice, and five White Houses over how to combat terrorism, balance civil liberties, and preserve security. The book also offers a never-before-seen intimate look at FBI Director Robert Mueller, the only U.S. national security leader still in office from 9/11, and the most important director since Hoover himself.

Covering more than 30 years of history and coming right up until the present day of the Obama administration's response to terrorist attacks like that on Christmas Day 2009 in Detroit, the book explores the transformation of the FBI from a domestic law enforcement agency, handling bank robberies and local crimes, into an international intelligence agency--with more than 500 agents operating in more than 60 countries overseas today--fighting extremist terrorism, cyber crimes, and, for the first time, American suicide bombers.

Brilliantly reported and suspensefully told, The Threat Matrix peers into the darkest corners of this secret war and will change your view of the FBI forever.

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Format: Book
Author: Graff, Garrett M., 1981-
Summary: Draws on hundreds of interviews and once-secret documents to deliver the untold story of the FBI's secret battles in the war on terror--both outside the United States and inside the U.S. government--highlighting the tensions between the FBI and CIA.
Title: The threat matrix : the FBI at war in the age of terror / Garrett M. Graff.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, c2011.
Subject: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 Intelligence service -- United States
Isbn: 9780316068611 0316068616
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Call Number: 363.3251 Gra
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Bib Id: 349581

Format: Book
Author: Graff, Garrett M., 1981-
Summary: Draws on hundreds of interviews and once-secret documents to deliver the untold story of the FBI's secret battles in the war on terror--both outside the United States and inside the U.S. government--highlighting the tensions between the FBI and CIA.
Title: The threat matrix : the FBI at war in the age of terror / Garrett M. Graff.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, c2011.
Description: 666 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
Subjects: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Subjects: Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention
Subjects: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Subjects: Intelligence service -- United States
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 638-646) and index.
Contents: 1972-1992. 1972 ; COINTELPRO ; The Pizza Connection ; Operation Goldenrod ; SCOTBOM -- 1992-2002. JTTF New York ; Pax Americana ; The Wall -- PENTTBOM ; The dogs of war -- Threat matrix. In the war zone ; Showdown ; Culture clash ; The Arc of Justice ; Hellfires to handcuffs : a day in the life of terror, May 3, 2010.
LCCN: 2010053237
ISBN: 9780316068611
ISBN: 0316068616
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 363.3251 Gra