A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure to detect or prevent the 9/11 attacks, and details the Bush administration’s. In A Pretext for War, acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security. A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure to Acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle.

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The notes describe the Secretary of Defense as wanting the best information in a hurry which could be used to attack Saddam Hussein. As I stated near the top, I think the book does a job sufficient to comfortable say that faults aside, the preponderance of the evidence is on Bamford’s side. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Jan 05, Mike rated it really liked it.

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This article may contain excessive or inappropriate references to self-published sources. The notes do seem to contain some first-level sources, but these are relatively few compared to mass media sources.


But how else could we, as the electorate, have acted? The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The message said that there was yet a fourth target.

Most of this is background information that can be gleaned from news reports or public records. Bamford’s work is always masterful and clear! The book is also not jamex well or tightly formatted for permitting an interested viewer to do their own fact-check or further investigation.

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Jun 05, Daniel rated it it was amazing Wae Views Read Edit View history. This stated, there appears to be enough in this book that one can at least credibly say that the preponderance of the evidence appears to support the author’s premise and his claims.

There is much here on the st A very interesting book. Think Like a Freak.

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This information, a preview of the attack, was either lost or disregarded in iames of the intelligence failures that Bamford delineates in a most interesting book.

A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies by James Bamford

January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Goodreads hames you keep track of books you want to read. Rumsfeld has gradually lobbied for and been giving extraordinary powers for “black bag” operations around the world see Seymour Hersh’s article in the January 24th, issue of The New Yorker. These are all losses. Showing of 70 reviews.

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Bamford unearths new w. The Great War of Our Time. Interestingly enough, Feith’s Office of Special Plans has already been disbanded and Feith, so far, is cooperating in the Investigation, which is likely to be forgotten and covered up just like the Israeli attack on the U. May 30, Susan bamofrd it it was amazing.

Retrieved from ” https: Then come a handful of chapters on such things as shelters the govt has built against a nuclear attack.

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So not knowing any better, the elite of the federal govt headed for nuclear bunkers. How to write a great review.

Provide little new insight. Bamford does a superb job of laying out and tying together threads of the Sept. This source is also anonymous, called out only in the body text as, “a senior official closely associated with the event”. Lots of information in this book.