I feel a little uncomfortable using The Week's platform to promote my new book, but at the same time, I'm kind of proud of what D.B. Grady and I turned out, and I've spent a lot of time this week giving some other publications a sneak peak at certain passages. This post rounds them all up. I won't do this again — I promise. In fact, tomorrow, I'll give you a preview of two other books by rival authors, both of which are guaranteed to make big headlines when they come out in April.
First: the story of how U.S. Special Forces infiltrated the ISI and set up a spy network to parallel the CIA's.. right when Pakistan's tribal regions began to see a resurgence of al Qaeda activity. From the Atlantic:
Chapter 17 of Deep State is a comprehensive history of the National Security Agency's expanded surveillance authorities after 9/11. The code name for the set of programs is RAGTIME. From Washingtonian:
Finally, a report on ForeignPolicy.com about how the NSA is trying to balance secrecy with a need to counter the threat from China's instatiable cyber-warriors.
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