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The Way of the Knife

The CIA, A Secret Army, And A War At The Ends Of The Earth

By Mark Mazzetti

A Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s riveting account of the CIA’s transformation after 9/11 and the new American way of war



The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place in the corners of the world where large armies can’t go. The CIA, originally created as a Cold War espionage service, is now more than ever a paramilitary agency ordered by the White House to kill off America’s enemies. In The Way of the Knife, Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti recounts the untold story of America’s shadow war, one that blurred the lines between soldiers and spies and lowered the bar for waging war across the globe. This new approach—carried out by CIA operatives and special operations troops—has been embraced by Washington as a lower-risk and cost effective alternative to the messy wars of occupation, but as Mazzetti demonstrates in this revealing book, the way of the knife has created enemies just as it has killed them.

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Publish Date

2013

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9781594204807


Format: Book
Author: Mazzetti, Mark
Summary: An account of the transformation of the CIA and America's special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world's dark spaces: the new American way of war.
Title: The way of the knife : the CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the Earth / Mark Mazzetti.
Publisher Date: New York : Penguin Press, 2013.
Subject: United States. Central Intelligence Agency United States. Department of Defense National security -- United States -- Decision making Interagency coordination -- United States. United States -- Military policy -- Decision making
Isbn: 9781594204807 (hbk.) 1594204802 (hbk.)
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Format: Book
Author: Mazzetti, Mark.
Summary: An account of the transformation of the CIA and America's special operations forces into man-hunting and killing machines in the world's dark spaces: the new American way of war.
Title: The way of the knife : the CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the Earth / Mark Mazzetti.
Publisher, Date: New York : Penguin Press, 2013.
Description: xii, 381 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects: United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Subjects: United States. Department of Defense
Subjects: National security -- United States -- Decision making
Subjects: Interagency coordination -- United States.
Subjects: United States -- Military policy -- Decision making
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages [363]-366) and index.
Contents: The war beyond -- Permission to kill -- A marriage among spies -- Cloak-and-dagger men -- Rumsfeld's spies -- The angry bird -- A true Pashtun -- Convergence -- A war by proxy -- The base -- Games without frontiers -- The old man's return -- The scalpel's edge -- The scramble for Africa -- The unraveling -- The doctor and the sheikh -- Fire from the sky -- A spy in leisure world.
LCCN: 2013006820
ISBN: 9781594204807 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1594204802 (hbk.)
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Call Number: 356.16097 Maz