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Surprise, Kill, Vanish : The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins
by Jacobsen, Annie

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A character-driven history of CIA covert operations and United States government-sponsored assassinations.

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Surprise, Kill, Vanish: the Secret History of Cia Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and AssassinsSurprise, Kill, Vanish: the Secret History of Cia Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 2019-05-14T00: 00: 00
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Price: $14.55
Seller: Book Outlet, Buffalo, NY, USA
Description: New, Publisher overstock, may have small remainder mark. Excellent condition, never read, purchased from publisher as excess inventory.
Condition: New in new dust jacket.
Surprise, Kill, Vanish: the Secret History of Cia Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and AssassinsSurprise, Kill, Vanish: the Secret History of Cia Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins (Hard Back)
Pub. Date: 2019
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Price: $22.00
Seller: Don's Book Store, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Description: 6 1/4" X 9 1/2"
Condition: Fine in Fine jacket
Notes: 545 Pages Indexed. Book and Jacket protected with Vinyl covering since day of purchase. When diplomacy fails, and war is unwise, the president calls on the CIA's Special Activities Division, a highly-classified branch of the CIA and the most effective, black operations force in the world. Originally known as the president's guerrilla warfare corps, SAD conducts risky and ruthless operations that have evolved over time to defend America from its enemies. Almost every American president since World War II has asked the CIA to conduct sabotage, subversion and, yes, assassination. With unprecedented access to forty-two men and women who proudly and secretly worked on CIA covert operations from the dawn of the Cold War to the present day, along with declassified documents and deep historical research, Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen unveils-like never before-a complex world of individuals working in treacherous environments populated with killers, connivers and saboteurs. Despite Hollywood notions of off-book operations and external secret hires, covert action is actually one piece in a colossal foreign policy machine. Written with the pacing of a thriller, This book brings to vivid life the sheer pandemonium and chaos, as well as the unforgettable human will to survive and the intellectual challenge of not giving up hope that define paramilitary and intelligence work. Jacobsen's exclusive interviews-with members of the CIA's Senior Intelligence Service (equivalent to the Pentagon's generals), its counterterrorism chiefs, targeting officers, and Special Activities Division's Ground Branch operators who conduct today's close-quarters killing operations around the world-reveal, for the first time, the enormity of this shocking, controversial and morally complex terrain. Is the CIA's paramilitary army America's weaponized strength, or a liability to its principled standing in the world? Every operation reported in this book, however unsettling, is legal.
 
 
 
 

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A character-driven history of CIA covert operations and United States government-sponsored assassinations.

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  • PID: 15421621155
  • ISBN-13: 9780316441438
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company
  • Seller: Alibris
    Condition: New.
    Notes: Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 560 p. Contains: Unspecified.