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On the Brink - An Insider's Account of How the White House Compromised American Intelligence

Drumheller, Tyler (with Elaine Monaghan)

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ISBN 10: 078671915X / ISBN 13: 9780786719150
Published by Carroll & Graf, New York, 2006
Condition: As New Hardcover
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This will fascinate all students of contemporary American and international history. Multiple copies available. Bookseller Inventory # 070121

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Title: On the Brink - An Insider's Account of How ...

Publisher: Carroll & Graf, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition, SIGNED By the Author.

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Though much has been written about the machinations of the Bush Administration and the recent failures of the Central Intelligence Agency, there is still a great deal of information that remains unknown to the American public. In this eye-opening new book, former CIA division chief Tyler Drumheller explores the gradual erosion of the agency's independence over the past 30 years, witnessing its decline through the prism of his own experiences.
A dedicated intelligence professional, Drumheller worked for several administrations, from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush, rising through the ranks to become head of the agency's European division. From that privileged position he watched with growing dismay as the CIA descended into bureaucratic inertia and later, with anger as ideological powerbrokers used the agency to achieve their own political goals.
At Langley, Drumheller had a front row seat alongside Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, and George Tenet. As only a few insiders can, he offers first-hand insight into the agency's relationship with the Bush Administration, sheds new light on how America propelled itself into war with Iraq, and explains how it has had a detrimental effect on our abilities to defend ourselves.

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Tyler Drumheller retired from the CIA in early 2005. His career spanned more than 25 years during which he served as the chief of the agency's largest field office and worked as a senior operations officer in other regions of the world. He is currently the president and founder of Tyler Drumheller LLC. An experienced foreign correspondent now based in Washington, DC.

Elaine Monaghan writes for The Times of London.

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