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    Summary 500 Days Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Kurt Eichenwald Kurt Eichenwald ↠ 9 Read & download Back in September 2001 I was still in college and my societal consciousness was – to put it kindly – undeveloped Like most college students I was most interested in my own existence And in getting drunk On September 11 and on the following days I was glued to CNN along with the rest of humanity After awhile though I

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    [500 Days] E–pub è Kurt Eichenwald Kurt Eichenwald ↠ 9 Read & download Summary 500 Days The first 500 days after 9112001 could have gone in multiple directions We could have leveraged the tragedy to reconsider how we engage with the Arab world We could have used 911 as an opportunity to re evaluate how we monitor and take on threats We could have used it as an opening to engage deeply into a mideast peace processThis book is a

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    [500 Days] E–pub è Kurt Eichenwald Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Kurt Eichenwald Kurt Eichenwald ↠ 9 Read & download Page 342 my book Robert Douman judge “We must protect the freedoms of even those who hate us and that we may find objectionable The warlords of Afghanistan may have been in the business of pillage and plunder We

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    Summary 500 Days Kurt Eichenwald ↠ 9 Read & download Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Kurt Eichenwald As crazy andor sick as this may sound I wish I could go back to the late summerearly fall of 2001 I want to experience it now again knowing what time and history has shown us Since time travel is impossible this book is the closest we'll ever get to re experiencing the entire panorama of it all from that fateful sunny clear Tuesday morn in

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    [500 Days] E–pub è Kurt Eichenwald I wish this was fiction so that I did not have to believe what I read The account of what happened in the 500 days after 0911 is mind blowing harrowing even surreal and so not according to what the USA stands for In spite of the honest decent work of thousands of Americans in the war on terror this is a story about incompetence arrogance and

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    Summary 500 Days [500 Days] E–pub è Kurt Eichenwald Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Kurt Eichenwald A NYT review prompted me to read this fascinating and depressing book There were no specific jaw dropping revelations for m

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    [500 Days] E–pub è Kurt Eichenwald Charting a variety of events and decisions taken during the first 500 days in the wake of 911 in the US and UK governments various detention sites and lawyers' offices Guantanamo and beyond this book weaves together the experiences of a number of both key and lesser players over that time There's not much here that was really new to me other

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    [500 Days] E–pub è Kurt Eichenwald Kurt Eichenwald ↠ 9 Read & download Summary 500 Days The title made me think this would be just another political rant but this book is admirably balanced and never gets polemic Eichenwald shows how the Bush administration struggled to find a proper balance between national security and legal rights While it is all too easy to portray the Bush team as evil dictators hellbent on breaking laws it is important to consider the context of the time period After 911 NOBODY wanted to see another such

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Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Kurt Eichenwald

500 Days

500 Days Free download ä 109 Including never before reported details about warrantless wiretapping the anthrax attacks and investigations and conflicts among Washington DC and LondonWith his signature fast paced narrative style Eichenwald whose book The Informant was called one of the best nonfiction books of the decade by TheNew York Times Book Review exposes a world of secrets and lies that has remained hidden until no. The title made me think this would be just another political rant but this book is admirably balanced and never gets polemic Eichenwald shows how the Bush administration struggled to find a proper balance between national security and legal rights While it is all too easy to portray the Bush team as evil dictators hellbent on breaking laws it is important to consider the context of the time period After 911 NOBODY wanted to see another such terrorist attack happen without having done something about it All this talk of conspiracies and curbing of civil liberties has nothing to do with some evil conspiracy Rather it has everything to do with preventing another catastrophe like 911 from happening again We as citizens can and should debate whether these methods benefits outweighed their drawbacks But portraying it as some evil conspiracy completely misses the point In an ideal perfect world the Bush team would never have considered the things they considered after 911 But after 911 it was a different world and the Bush team or anyone in their position for that matter did what they felt was necessary If the typical pundit who criticizes the Bush team s decisions was in their place during and after 911 I find it hard to imagine how THEY would have steered policy into some sort of perfect rosy fantasyland where there is no human costno paranoia no hard decisions and an abundance of perfect solutionsEichenwald s book moves along at a crisp smooth pace and never bogs down However a big limitation of the fast paced style is that it precludes analysis and insights into why something happened For example an extended analysis of the misconceptions about the Manchester Manual is consigned to the Notes and Sources appendix pp 545 552 Advice Read it it is a critical part of the story One of my biggest frustrations with the accounts this and others is that I haven t seen a remotely satisfying explanation of why the CIA didn t have ualified experienced interrogators as part of its normal course of business Or why the military did not use experienced interrogators from the Reserves predominantly from civilian law enforcement despite the Reserves being explicitly structured to preserve and provide that capabilityThere are several themes that are developed in 500 Days One of the most important themes is how United States conducted the War on Terror The War on Terror was multifaceted It involves the military the CIA the FBI the Justice Department the State Department the border patrol and the Department of the Treasury just to name a few of the departments that were involved This book discusses the decisions that were made in the immediate aftermath of 911 in order to try to prevent a second attack George Tenet director of central intelligence was convinced the 911 was the first in a series of attacks The FBI and the CIA were convinced that there were sleeper cells here in the United States and abroad These cells were ready to act Because of this the Bush administration always felt like they were behind the eight ball The Bush administration felt that they needed to catch up in order to prevent the next attackOne of the sub themes in 500 Days was what to do with detainees and how to interrogate detainees An outsider like me or you would probably figure that there was a big meeting in the White House with the president vice president and other principles sitting around then discussing how to take care of detainees and how to interrogate detainees that never happened Instead a series of lower level meetings occurred on the fly The complexity of this issue is well demonstrated in this book The central role of John Yoo Alberto Gonzales Dr Jim Mitchell psychologist for the SERE program David Addington and William Jim Haynes is painstakingly described The amount of detail on who did what in my mind is unprecedented And enhanced interrogation techniues were not illegal They were approved all the way up the line at the Justice Department The problem was no their legality but their ineffectiveness FBI rapport building techniues had been successful time and time again Harsh tactics simply caused weaker detainees to fabricate lies in order to get the torture to stop and tougher detainees who came from countries that employed torture on a regular basis to harden up As if this isn t stupid enough when Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded he had already spilled the beans on what he knew Before he was waterboarded How oddOne of the simplistic arguments that has been perpetuated in the mainstream media was the decision to torture or not torture a particular detainee The mainstream media has told us that no actionable intelligence has come from torturing detainees Kurt Eichenwald was thrown a wrench in this simplistic view of the world He has shown us that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who was tortured under US custody gave us a ton of actionable intelligence Al aeda in Southeast Asia was almost completely wrapped up disabled because of the information that came from KSM On the other hand Abu Zubaydah who was initially interviewed by the FBI gave them excellent intelligence before he was subjected to harsh interrogation torture The issue is not black or white The problem is extremely complex I tip my hat to Kurt Eichenwald for letting us see that these decisions aren t so black and whiteThe most glaring error is stating that each plane had four hijackers except United 93 which had three Since there were 19 hijackers the math doesn t add up Of course there were five on the three four on United 93 to get to 19Other than thata great read

Summary 500 Days

500 Days Free download ä 109 Kurt Eichenwald New York Times bestselling author of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant recounts the first 500 days after 911 in a comprehensive fly on the wall compelling page turner as gripping as any thrillerIn 500 Days master chronicler Kurt Eichenwald lays bare the harrowing decisions deceptions and delusions of the eighteen months that changed the world forever as leaders raced to pro. The first 500 days after 9112001 could have gone in multiple directions We could have leveraged the tragedy to reconsider how we engage with the Arab world We could have used 911 as an opportunity to re evaluate how we monitor and take on threats We could have used it as an opening to engage deeply into a mideast peace processThis book is about the path that was was taken instead a path that was very different from the options above Instead we invaded Ira and instituted torture in interrogration practices These two dark decisions become part of the lasting legacy of 911500 Days by Kurt Eichenwald describes how these misguided approaches came to fruition Both with torture and with the Ira invasion government officials approach the new reality of 911 with preconceptions that didn t align to any current realityRegarding torture FBI officials were participating in humane interrogations of detainees with CIA officers The CIA officers had received approval to use torture to the continued astonishment of the FBI Again and again the FBI team would gain valuable information by treating the detainees humanely and with respect The CIA team would leverage torture to gain lies or worthless information In the CIA and eventually in the Pentagon officials were conviced that torture would work They felt that a new type of enemy reuired a new type of techniue Decades of recognized interrogation techniues could be tossed And amazingly the CIA started believing that torture scenes from TV shows like 24 could be adopted in real practice The result was a toxic stew at Guantanomo poorly trained interrogators told to mistreat prisoners with no limitations and no exposure to the lawIn the case of Ira Bush and Cheney were looking for any reason to invade Ira September 11 was an opportune event in that it gave them an excuse to move forward Time and again Bush Cheney and Rumsfeld provide reasons that were false linkages to al ueada WMDThe team had a pre conception that Ira was an imminent threat despite any evidenceUnfortunately no one in the government was able to objectively discern the situation and the facts No one was able to put aside pre conceptions and approach the problems with a fact based approachThe book is a challenge for the Obama administration to discern the world based on reality not on preconceptions

Summary ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Kurt Eichenwald

500 Days Free download ä 109 Tect their citizens in the wake of 911Eichenwald's gripping immediate style and true to life dialogue puts readers at the heart of these historic events from the Oval Office to Number 10 Downing Street from Guantanamo Bay to the depths of CIA headuarters from the al aeda training camps to the torture chambers of Egypt and Syria He reveals previously undisclosed information from the terror wars. I m halfway through this book and it is a page turner It is definitely on my list of books that I will read twice Only a very few books get that rating from me I will read it twice because in my first reading done in record time I am sure to have missed some nuances This is a great book for any reader that wants to understand how the top level leadership and mid level leadership got us to where we are today There are heroes and incompetents that formed the response to 911 but they are not who you might think I read Hank Crumpton s book about his time in Afghanistan but after reading this book Hank s book seems seems a little light and narrowly focusedI have read that we are in a scientific revolution in real time to me this is history in real time It should be reuired reading for anyone that is elected or who is in high government office As a Canadian I often feel like an outside observer to world events however in this case there is a significant Canadian component and I am a not proud of our conduct during this time Update I m now finished the book it is everything that I thought it was going to be As to my feelings about the Canadian conduct I am somewhat relieved although the conduct of authorities at the mid management level was very disappointing in the end the Canadian Government recognized the mistakes and negotiated restitution Unfortunately the US is still trying to wiggle out of manning up

  • Hardcover
  • 640
  • 500 Days
  • Kurt Eichenwald
  • English
  • 13 January 2020
  • 9781451669381